Prose Fiction Techniques

action the events that happen in a story allusion reference to a historical event or another literary work alliteration repetition of the first consonant sound in a line of prose or verse antagonist character of force that opposes the protagonist in the story apostrophe direct and explicit address either to Read more…

Techniques and Purposes of Writing Prose

autobiography the story of a person’s life written by that person biography a book written about a person’s life case study an intensive, detailed description and analysis of a single project program, or instructional material in the context of its environment diary an account written down each day of what Read more…

literary terms – prose

genre a French term meaning a literary type, class, or category prose everyday, ordinary writing, not involving rhyme or meter fiction imaginative prose writing non-fiction non-imaginative prose writing that tells of real people, places, objects, or events or that presents and explains an idea characters people or animals that take Read more…

poetry, prose and drama vocabulary

verse number of lines in each stanza of a poem rhythm repeating pattern of words or syllables in a poem meter number of stressed syllables in each line of a poem cast characters are the players in the drama setting where the drama takes place descriptions words written in a Read more…

Elements of Prose, Drama, Poetry

Rhyme Words having the same ending sounds Mood The feeling the author is trying to convey Line One line in a poem. Repetition Repeating words or phrases Theme The lesson or message the author is trying to convey Meter The number of syllables in a line and how they are Read more…

Glossary of Terms for the Analysis of Prose

Allegory The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. {symbolic elements} Alliteration The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words (as in “she sells sea shells”). {repetition of sounds} Allusion A direct or Read more…

American Lit 293

Mark Twain Notorious Jumping Frog (Prose) Paul Laurence Dunbar Ante-bellum Sermon, We Wear the Mask (Poetry) Sarah Orne Jewett The White Heron (Prose) Kate Chopin Desiree’s Baby (Prose) Henry James The Beast in the Jungle (Prose) Edith Wharton The Other Two (Prose) Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper (Prose) Stephen Read more…

LITERARY TERMS-PROSE

Plot The arrangement of events Allegory Objects, events or people presented symbolically, so that the story conveys a meaning other than and deeper than the actual incident or characters described. Often used to teach/display a moral lesson. Allusion A figure of speech making casual reference to a famous historical or Read more…

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature: Prose

Prose What we write and speak in our everyday intercourse. Phonic Pertaining to sound from speech. Fiction Imaginary narrative; the information or events are created by the author. Non-fiction Writing that delivers factual events and observations. Satire Literary form that ridicules human vices or shortcomings. Mode A board literary method Read more…

Collection 1 Forms of prose

Prose Natural flow of speech and writing. Prose is divided in two groups Fiction and nonfiction Fiction Written stories about people and events that are not real. Nonfiction Writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people. Some types of fiction Short story, novel, novella, folk tale Short Read more…

Poetry, prose and drama terms

scene (drama) a part of a play, movie, story, etc., in which a particular action or activity occurs stanza (poetry) a group of lines in a poem verse (poetry) writing in which words are arranged in a rhythmic pattern rhythm (poetry) a regular, repeated pattern of sounds or movements meter Read more…

World Lit: Prose

In prose, the ____ tells the topic plot; plot = cause and effect Herodotus – when? 484-425 BC What is the significance of Herodotus’ time frame? it was the beginning of democracy Herodotus – where? Turkey/Greece What is Herodotus frequently referred to as? Why? the father of history; no one Read more…

Poetic Devices Used in Poetry and Prose

poetic devices in prose and poetry _________ __________ are poetic methods used in poetry or prose. Examples include word choice, figurative language, symbolism, imagery, and sound elements. word choice Poets and writers select every word with extreme care; this poetic device is called _______________. imagery Poets and writers produce vivid Read more…

Kinds of Prose

Classical standard or traditional, derived from the artistic standards of the ancient Greeks and Romans Novel extended work of prose fiction Psychological Fiction that emphasizes the characters’ interior, subjective experiences, especially emotional disturbances or anguish Realistic the expression of people or things as they really appear Romantic knightly adventure tales, Read more…

TYPES OF PROSE FICTION (2)

fable short story that teaches a lesson legend story handed down from the past; once thought to be true myth story which describes a supernatural being or natural event tall tale exaggerated story fable is a short story that teaches a lesson fable is usually about animals that behave and Read more…

Poetry and Prose Vocab

Explain the difference between poetry and prose and give one example of each student choice Rhyme Scheme the ordered pattern of rhymes in a poem or verse Free Verse poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter rhythm Stanza a group of lines in a poem Verse a Read more…

Elements of Prose-Fiction (or Narrative)

absurdist -genre of lit -mostly in novels, plays, or poems -focuses on experiences of characters in a situtaion where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life -most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events active voice -used to indicate that the grammatical subject of verb is performing the Read more…