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Group 5, Vocab! By: Betty Engida and Sarah Keyser
Terms of focus -In Medias -Exposition -Flashback -Narrative pace -Parenthetical Observation -Subplot -Shift in style
In Medias Res -Latin for: “In the midst of things” -When the narrative of a story doesn’t start at the beginning.
In Medias Res “True! Nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” -Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell-Tale Heart” -Page 178 in book
Exposition Exposition is a device that introduces background information to the audience. ●“ a showing forth”
Exposition -“ The Last time I talked to my mother”( 181 Baldwin) -Almost all fairy tales begin with an exposition -“Once upon a time there lived an unhappy young girl. Her mother was dead and her father had married a widow with two daughters…”
Flashback A flashback is a form of exposition, and is a transition in a story to an earlier time, that interrupts the chronological order. Ex: The Odyssey
Narrative Pace Narrative Pace determines how quickly or slowly it takes a reader through a story. Ex: Walden and the Piano Lesson - “...I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” -“ I aint..” (66)
Parenthetical Observation A brief interruption during which the character or the narrator reflects on a minor point that seizes his attention.
Parenthetical Observation “...everything in appearance and manner Emily was not; … Susan telling jokes and riddles to company for applause while Emily sat silent…” -Tillie Olsen, “I Stand Here Ironing” -Page 182 in book
Subplot Subplots are secondary stories that parallel or contrast with the main action. -Midsummers Nights Dream -romantic subplot
Shift in style A term in sociolinguistics referring to alternation between styles of speech included in a linguistic repertoire of an individual speaker.
Shift in style “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood…” -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice -Page 179 in book