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Literary Terms Week 1`

Michelle Holmes Block 3 4/25/11 Grade 10 English Alliteration: alliteration alliteration alliteration alliteration alliteration Definition: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Sentence: Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound such as, a marvelous mermaid wore maroon make up. Allusion: allusion allusion allusion allusion allusion Definition: a reference to an older literary work such as the bible, Shakespeare, and mythology. Sentence: Gnomeo and Juliet alludes to Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. Aside (in drama): aside aside aside aside aside Definition: words spoken in an undertone not to be heard by some person present. Sentence: Dora the Explorer’s questions are asides. Characterization: characterization characterization characterization characterization characterization Definition: the method used by a writer to develop a character, including appearance, character’s actions, character’s thought, and getting the reactions of others. Sentence: The characterization of Mickey Mouse is mostly through his goofy actions. Conflict: conflict conflict conflict conflict conflict conflict Definition: The struggle between the opposing forces on which the action in a work of literature depends. There are five basic forms of conflict; person versus person, person versus self, person versus society, and person versus God. Sentence: In the story Wintergirls the ongoing conflict is person versus self. Connotation: connotation connotation connotation connotation connotation Definition: the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning (the feeling a word gives you). Sentence: The connotation of the word childlike is positive, and the connotation of the word childish is negative. Couplet: couplet couplet couplet couplet couplet Definition: a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length. Sentence: An example of a couplet is the following two lines of a poem, I feel heart broken And out spoken.


Literary Terms Week 1` Denotation: denotation denotation denotation denotation denotation Definition: the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; the association or set of associations that a word usually elicits for most speakers of a language, as distinguished from those elicited for any individual speaker because of personal experience. Sentence: The denotation of a word is its direct meaning, and its connotative meaning is not a direct meaning. Resolution: resolution resolution resolution resolution resolution Definition: is the outcome in a story. Sentence: In Charlotte’s Web, the resolution is that Wilbur the pig becomes a prized pig and doesn’t get slaughtered. Dialect: dialect dialect dialect dialect dialect Definition: a variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, and by its use by a group of speakers who are set off from others geographically or socially. Sentence: People use different dialects to talk to people around the world. Diction: diction diction diction diction diction Definition: style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words. Sentence: There is a type of diction called poetic diction, which is a vocabulary different from that used in prose and everyday language. Dynamic character: dynamic character dynamic character dynamic character dynamic character dynamic character Definition: in literature or drama, a character who undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story; also called developing character. Sentence: Louise is a dynamic character in “Beauty and the Beast.” Flashback: flashback flashback flashback flashback flashback Definition: a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work. Sentence: In movies flashbacks are used to show the past. Foil: foil foil foil foil foil Definition: a character, object, or scene that sets off another by contrast. Sentence: Mickey Mouse teds to foil Donald Duck. Foreshadowing: foreshadowing foreshadowing foreshadowing foreshadowing foreshadowing Definition: to show or indicate beforehand. Sentence: Political upheavals foreshadowed war. Free verse: free verse free verse free verse free verse free verse Definition: verse that does not follow a fixed metrical pattern. Sentence: free verse poetry is often spoken in coffee shops. Iambic pentameter: iambic pentameter iambic pentameter iambic pentameter iambic pentameter iambic pentameter Definition: a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable. Sentence: Shakespeare’s poems are in Iambic pentameter.


Literary Terms Week 1` Imagery: imagery imagery imagery imagery imagery Definition: the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively. Sentence: In a poem imagery gives the reader an image of something that is emotional. Irony: irony irony irony irony irony Definition: when reality is different from appearance; the implied meaning of a statement is opposite of its literal or obvious meaning. Sentence: a statement of irony is “I hate you” and really can mean “I love you” in family interactions. Situational irony: situational irony situational irony situational irony situational irony situational irony Definition: an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does. Sentence: situational irony happens quite often in the end of a movie and makes it have an unexpected ending.

Literary Terms Week 1  

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