Flashcards in Literary Genres Deck (18)
-starts good, gets bad, hero destroyed
-example: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, etc...
-starts bad, gets good, hero triumphs
Comedy of Manners
-elevated, often satirical, from the restoration period
-crude, often obscene; a type of comedy
-excessive appeal to emotions
-a novel about a person's maturation; coming of age
-example: "Jane Eyre"
-persons equated with meanings beyond the narrative
-example: "Animal Farm"
-used to teach a moral lesson
-improving human conditions through exaggeration and comedy
-"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" on the aspects of slavery, organized religion, the government
-an extended fictional narrative
-longer than a short story
-ridicule of a serious work by exaggerated imitation
-the life story of a rascal
-brief fictional narrative in prose
-example: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe
-prose discussion of a limited topic
-traditional story explaining natural phenomena or cultural practice