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figurative language (2)

1) doesn't mean exactly what it says

2) forces the reader to make imaginative leap in order to comprehend an author

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figurative language example (4)

1) metaphor

2) simile

3) satire

4) irony

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diction (1)

one's selection of particular word when one writes

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diction (3)

1) essay- formal

2) email to friend- informal

3) novel, short stories, poems- varied styles

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purpose of diction, phrases, sentences structure & fig. language (3)

1) to provide clarity, accuracy

2) to instill emotions in the reader

3) to make the reader imagine

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explication (3: what, how, what detailed)

1) careful examination Of a work

2) line by line

3) pay careful attention to diction, oh punctuation, white space, etc

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genre (1)

literary species or form

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genre examples (8)

1) short story- Cathedral, R. Carver

2) tragedy- othello, Shakespeare

3) epic- the odyssey, Homer

4) comedy- a midsummer nights dream, Shakespeare

5) novel- huckleberry Finn, mark twain

6) essay- shooting an elephant, G. Orwell

7) biography- William Blake, P. Ackroyd

8) poetry- Ozymandias, Shelley

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objective (1)

factual and rational viewpoint w/o personal feelings

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objective example professions (4)

1) scientists

2) mathematician

3) researcher

4) engineers

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subjective (1)

your opinion & personal feelings

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subjective examples careers (3)

1) therapist

2) early childhood educator

3) journalist

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point of view (1)

perspective the author uses to tell a story

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point of view - first person

writing from the "I" point of view

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point of view- 3rd person

1) writing from the "he-she-they" point of view

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point of view- 3rd person
omniscient

if the author enters the mind if more than one character

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point of view- 3rd person
limited

focuses on 1 person

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point of view- 2nd person

the protagonist or another main character is referred to by second person personal pronouns "you"

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setting (4)

relates necessary physical details,

1)time

2)place

3)physical detail

in which the story/poem/etc occurs

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setting - creates...

particular ambiance

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setting- examples (3)

1) worldwide totalitarian state- 1984

2) middle earth, lord of the rings

3) Italian wartime hospital for wounded soldiers, in another country

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tone (1)

writer's attitude toward the material &/or readers

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tone - examples (7+etc)

1) playful

2) formal

3) intimate

4) angry

5) serious

6) ironic

7) depressed

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empathy

sense of being able to put yourself inside one else's shoes

(understand others)

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empathy- careers examples (2)

1) psychologist

2) teachers

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empathy- author's strategist examples (3)

1) habits

2) likes

3) problems

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protagonist (3)

1) central character

2) we empathize most strongly with this person

3) often has a tragic flaw that fuels out sympathy

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protagonist- examples (3)

1( hamlet - indecisive

2) othello - jealous

3) Elizabeth Bennett- proud

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antagonist (2)

1) any force that is in conflict with the protagonist

2) not necessarily a person

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antagonist- examples (5)

1) pride & prejudice- miss bingley (class consciousness)

2) lord of the rings- sarumen & sauron

3)to build a fire- weather

4) Benjamin button- time

5) othello- iago