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Flashcards in English Deck (19):
1

What is musing?

Self-reflection in a memoir.

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What is the use of "zooming in" in a memoir?

Creates a picture in the readers mind.

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What is the craft of "shrinking time"?

When you summarize an event because to write about all of it would require pages of details.

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What is the craft of "stretching time"?

When you describe a moment or quick event in so much detail that it seems as if the event lasted much longer than it really did.

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What is the rule of three?

The idea that things should happen in threes.

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What is connotation?

A meaning that is implied by a word apart from the thing which it describes explicitly.
Ex. “Wall Street” literally means a street situated in Lower Manhattan but connotatively it refers to “wealth” and “power”.

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What is a simile?

A direct comparison using "like" or "as".

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What is a metaphor?

A comparison of two different items based on a single or common characteristics.

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What is consonance?

Repetitive sounds produced by only consonants within a sentence or phrase.
Ex.: Shelley sells shells by the seashore

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What is assonance?

Repetitive sounds produced by only vowels within a sentence or phrase.

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What is the difference between consonance, assonance, and alliteration?

Consonance uses only consonants, assonance uses only vowels, and alliteration is when the first letter of each word is repeated.

12

What are passages of dialogue?

Spoken words

13

What are speaker and action tags?

Describing how something was said or what the person was doing before they spoke.

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What is horatian satire?

Writing in which the writer ridicules humanistic failures.

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What is Juvenalian satire?

Making fun of something in an abusive way.

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What is incongruity?

Inappropriate and out of place.

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What is allegory?

A piece of writing that reveals a hidden message.

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What is The Crucible an allegory for?

McCarthyism and The Red Scare

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Why did Arthur Miller write The Crucible?

To bring an awareness to the problems that were occurring with McCarthyism.