English Literature Prose fiction

fiction Imaginative literature, or imaginative work, usually in prose. prose the ordinary form of written or spoken language. short story A work of prose fiction shorter than the short novel. Edgar Allan Poe short story writter Guy de Maupassant French master of the short story form O`Henry American short story Read more…

Prose Translation 1

потребность want, necessity, need половое влечание sexual desire целые ночи whole nights (all night, multiple times) всеядно omnivorously тьюремное заключение imprisonment сочувственный sympathetic (compassionate) добрый sympathetic (kind) благожелательный sympathetic (kindly disposed) австрийский austrian директор тьюрмы prison director тьюремный комендант prison director (with European flair) удвоить double побужденный impelled, induced, prompted Read more…

Elements of Prose Literature:Short Story

Plot a series of events in a narrative that is carefully constructed by the author for artistic purpose; a series of related incidents that build upon one another as the story develops, meant to entertain the reader simple narrative account like a police report, in several ways. A simple narrative Read more…

Forms of Prose – Literary Terms

prose everything we read that isn’t poetry fiction a prose account that is made up rather than true – false nonfiction a prose writing that deals with real people, events, and places without changing any facts – true short story a short work of fiction in which a few characters Read more…

prose terms #2

alliteration The repetition of the initial consonant sound in two or more words in a line of verse Example: Mark my melodious midnight moans consonance : The repetition of consonant sounds that are NOT at the beginning of words in a line of verse Example: Come live with me and Read more…

Prose Fiction

Who is the most important speaker in prose fiction and why? Narrator because they determine what we see, how we see it and when we see it. What’s the point of view & why is it important? A way to look at something. It’s important bc it’s the way that Read more…

Conventions of Prose other than fiction

What two factors will determine the register and tone Date of publication/delivery, context define register word choice 6 types of register archaic, technical, formal, informal, colloquial, slang rhetorical triangle ethos, pathos, logos ethos authority, appearance, articulateness pathos emotional connection with audience logos argument with credibility rhetorical triangle 2 message, audience, Read more…

Prose, Poetry, Drama

free verse a poem that does not rhyme lyrical a poem that uses imagery to express a feeling and uses rhythm, regular meter, and rhyme verse one line in a poem stanzas a group of lines in a poem rhyme when two words have the same ending sounds rhyme scheme Read more…

Prose Writing Techniques

personification giving human characteristics to something nonhuman. Example: justice is blind metaphor comparison, or writing/speaking about one thing as if it were another thing. Example: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” extended metaphor a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of Read more…

Literary Terms: Prose

ABSTRACT Refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images ALLEGORY story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities. EXAMPLE: Animal Farm; Dante’s Inferno; Lord of the Flies ALLITERATION repetition of the same or similar consonant Read more…

Literary techniques of prose and poetry

alliteration repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or stressed syllables within words assonance closely recurring vowel sounds in stressed syllables consonance correspondence of consonant sounds esp at end of word, kind of near-rhyme dissonance harsh sound from words end-stopped line in poetry, grammatical pause at end of Read more…

Prose Forms & Genres

prose writing that is organized in sentences & paragraphs genre different types of prose drama prose written to be presented on stage; composed of dialogue & stage directions poetry verse & rhythmic writing; anything other than prose autobiography self-written personal account of a person’s entire life biography written account of Read more…

Prose and Poetry

Parallelism Gives similar grammatical structure to adjacent sentence elements, phrases, clauses, or entire statements Balance Simple grammatical parallelism Synonymous Parallelism that repeats itself Antithesis Grammatical parallelism that contrasts ideas Chiasmus Inverted parallelism Alliteration Repetition of initial consonant sounds Consonance Repetition of terminal consonant sounds Assonance Repetition of vowel sounds sounds Read more…

Is it Prose, Poetry, or Drama?

written in sentences prose written in lines poetry begins with a cast of characters drama stage directions tell the actors what to do drama often divided into chapters prose lines grouped together to make stanzas or verses poetry often will rhyme poetry written so it could be put on as Read more…

Literature Concepts: Prose

plot the sequence of events in a story exposition introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation rising action the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax climax the decisive moment in a novel or play falling action events after the climax, leading to the resolution Read more…

Prose Fiction Vocabulary

adage A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language. allegory A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underlying symbolic, metaphorical, or possibly ethical meaning. Usually characters represent values beyond themselves. alliteration the repetition of one or more initial consonants Read more…

Prose Terms

Prose Everything that isn’t poetry; 2 types are fiction and non fiction Fiction made up stories Non fiction True stories that relate to facts to real people places and events Short story A short work of fiction that is between 5-20 pages Novel A work of fiction that is 100 Read more…