Sunday, February 24, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
1. Rhetorical Question: question suggesting its own answer not requiring an answer; used in argument or persuasion.
2. Rising Action: plot build up, caused by conflict and complications, advancement toward climax.
3. Romanticism: movement in western culture beginning in the eighteenth and peaking in the nineteenth century as a revolt against Classicism; imagination was valued over reason and fact.
4. Satire: ridicules or condemns the weakness and wrong doings of indivduals, groups, institutions, or humanity in general.
5. Scansion: the analysis of verse in terms of meter.
6. Setting: the time and place in which events in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem occur.
7. Simile: a figure of speech comparing two essentially unlike things through the use of a specific word of comparison.
8. Soliloquy: an extended speech, usually in a drama, delivered by a character alone on stage.
9. Spiritual: a folk song, usually on a religious theme.
10. Speaker: a narrator, the one speaking.
11. Stereotype: cliché; a simplified, standardized conception with a special meaning and appeal for members of a group; a formula story.
12. Stream of Consciousness: the style of writing that attempts to imitate the natural flow of a character's thoughts, feelings, reflections, memories, and mental images, as the character experiences them.
13. Structure: the planned framework of a literary selection; its apparent organization.
14. Style: the manner of putting thoughts into words; a characteristic way of writing or speaking.
15. Subordination: the couching of less important ideas in less important structures of language.
16. Surrealism: a style in literature and painting that stresses the subconscious or the nonrational aspects of man's existence characterized by the juxtaposition of the bizarre and the banal.
17. Suspension of Disbelief: suspend not believing in order to enjoy it.
18. Symbol: something which stands for something else; yet has a meaning of its own.
19. Synesthesia: the use of one sense to convey the experience of another sense.
20. Synecdoche: another form of name changing, in which a part stands for the whole.
21. Syntax: the arrangement and grammatical relations of words in a sentence.
22. Theme: main idea of the story; its message(s).
23. Thesis: a proposition for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or disaproved: the main idea.
24. Tone: the devices used to create the mood and atmosphere of a literary work; the author's perceived point of view.
25. Tongue in Cheek: a type of humor in which the speaker feigns seriousness; a.k.a. "dry" or "dead pan"
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
- E'ana Bordon
- Sarah Gutierrez
- Kathryn Greenup
- Josh Montero
- Socorro Ramirez
- Ubi Kim
- Katelyn Porraz
- Hayden Robel
- Ryland Towne
- Will Veroski
Friday, February 15, 2013
For the first grading period, I have struggled to get my assignments done on time but I am catching up. Im almost caught up and I already started the new literary analysis.
I put my senior project on hold because I'm having to apply for scholarships. I know what i need to do to get it done though. All I need left is to send a letter and communicate with everyone involved.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Onomatopoeia: Use of a word whose sound on some degree imitates or suggests its meaning.
Oxymoron: Figure of speech in which two contradicting words or phrases are combined to produce a rhetorical effect by means of a concise paradox.
Pacing: Rate of movement; tempo.
Parable: A story designed to convey some religious principle, moral lesson, or general truth.
Paradox: A statement apparently self-contradictory or absurd but really containing a possible truth; an opinion contrary to generally accepted ideas.
Parallelism: The principle in sentence structure that states elements of equal function should have equal form.
Parody: An imitation or mimicking of a composition or of the style of a well known artist.
Pathos: The ability in literature to call forth feelings of pity, compassion, and/or sadness.
Pedantry: A display of learning for its own sake.
Personification: A figure of speech attributing human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas.
Plot: A plan or scheme to accomplish a purpose.
Poignant: Eliciting sorrow or sentiment.
Point of View: The attitude unifying any oral or written argumentation; physical point from which the observer views what he is describing.
Postmodernism: Literature characterized by experimentation, irony, multiple meanings, playfulness and a blurred boundary between real and imaginary.
Prose: The ordinary form of spoken and written language, language that does not have a regular rhyme pattern.
Protagonist: The center character in a work of fiction, opposes antagonist.
Pun: Play on words, the humorous use of a word emphasizing different meanings or applications.
Purpose: The intended result wished by an author.
Realism: Writing about the ordinary aspects of life in a straightforward manner to reflect life as it actually is.
Refrain: A phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a poem or song; chorus.
Requiem: Any chant, hymn, or musical service for the dead.
Resolution: Point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out; denouement.
Restatement: Idea repeated for emphasis.
Rhetoric: Use of language, both written and verbal in order to persuade.
Rhetorical Question: Question suggesting its own answer or not requiring an answer; used in argument or persuasion.
Monday, February 4, 2013
1. Briefly summarize the plot of the novel you read, and explain how the narrative fulfills the author's purpose (based on your well-informed interpretation of same).
2. Succinctly describe the theme of the novel. Avoid cliches.
3. Describe the author's tone. Include a minimum of three excerpts that illustrate your point(s).
4. Describe a minimum of ten literary elements/techniques you observed that strengthened your understanding of the author's purpose, the text's theme and/or your sense of the tone. For each, please include textual support to help illustrate the point for your readers. (Please include edition and page numbers for easy reference.)
1. Describe two examples of direct characterization and two examples of indirect characterization. Why does the author use both approaches, and to what end (i.e., what is your lasting impression of the character as a result)?
The author's syntax does change. When not focusing on a character he writes using the same style, but when he does focus on characters his syntax changes.
Pip is dynamic and round character. In Pip's life, his surroundings dramatically change, causing his character to learn countless lessons. He becomes a completely different person once he moves to London and at the end of the story is left as a round character because of his dynamic experiences.
Hyperbole: an exaggerated statement used to proved a point.
Imagery: figures of speech or vivid descriptions conveying images through any of the senses.
Implication: a meaning or understanding thats to be arrived at by the reader but isn't exactly stated by the author.
Incongruity: the deliberate joining of opposite or of elements that aren't appropriate to each other.
Inference: a judgement or conclusion based on evidence presented; the forming of an opinion which posses some degree of probability.
Irony: a contrast between what's said and what's meant, and what's expected to happen and what actually happens or what's thought to be happening or what actually happens.
Interior Monologue: a form of writing that expresses inner thoughts of a character.
Inversion: words out of order for emphasis.
Juxtaposition: the intentional, placement of a word, phrase or sentences of paragraph to contrast with another.
Lyric: a poem having musical form and quality; short burst of the author's inner most thoughts and feelings.
Magical Realism: a genre developed in Latin America which juxtaposes the everyday with the magical.
Metaphor: an analogy that compares two things imaginatively.
Extended: a metaphor that that developed or extended as long as the writer wants to take it.
Controlling: a metaphor that runs throughout a piece of work.
Mixed: a metaphor that ineffectively blends two or more analogies.
Metonymy: literally name changing a device of figurative language in which the name of an attribute is substituted for the usual name of the thing.
Mode of Discourse: argument, narration, description, and exposition.
Modernism: literary movement characterized by stylistic experimentation, rejection of tradition, interest in symbolism and psychology.
Monologue: an extended speech by a character in a play, short story, novel or narrative poem.
Mood: the predominating atmosphere evoked by a literary piece.
Motif: a recurring feature in a piece of literature.