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Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:22 pm
Give the best example that you can find for the following terms:

Allegory
Characterization
Connotation
Faulty Parallelism
Foreshadowing
Irony
Metaphor
Onomatopoeia
Paradox
Personification
Point of View
Plot
Protagonist
Satire
Setting
Simile
Steam of Consciousness
Symbol
Syntax
Theme
Tone
Tragedy
Verisimilitude

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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:13 pm
I'll take simile.
(Simile is the comparison of two unlike things using like or as.)
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:46 pm
Point of View (POV)
(The attitude or outlook of a narrator or character in a piece of literature.)
Example:
The point of view of 10 passengers during a plan crush.
1. here-is-my-username: Oh, crap! Where's the parachute pack?
2. lipid_fatality: Huh... Why me?
3. Zero: Who's the awkward pilot?
4. Iam_your_mom!: Where's my kids?!
5. FeverFox³: Still no service...
6. BlackBeard's-bro: Shut down the noises! I can't hear my music!
7. {yin}{yang}-fus!Øn: Nan wu a mi tuo fo...
8. π3.14159265: If I jump after 3:14, I may land on land instead on ocean. But according to my previous prediction, the plan will crush at 3:14.
9. •CHUBBY•NECROMANCER•: My friends, I will join you on the other side!
10. 丐侠侠: ...I miss calculated my expiration date.
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:10 pm
Foreshadowing
(The usage of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in literature.)
Irony
(A discrepancy between the expected result and actual results.)

Example:

Foreshadowing: The Mayas had begun creating a calender that was based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the region, dating back to at least the 6th century BC.

Irony: In the beginning of the XI century, people started believing about an apocalypse that will probably occur in the nearby future because the Mayas were extincted when they were about to continue the following year after '2012' in their calender.
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:25 pm
Allegory
(A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. An allegory is a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning.)
Example:
Lady Kfgt, during lunch time, brought 3 burgers, 5 box of french fries, 3 cup of coke. She only ate 2 burgers and 4 box of french fries until she got full. As she belched, her friend, Miss Hjket, came and told her that she didn't eat because she didn't have enough money. Thus, Lady Kfgt gave Miss Hjket her 3 cup of coke and her last burger and box of french fries. Miss Hjket thanked her and began eating with pleasure and passion.

Allegory: If you're rich, you can buy anything you want and give away anything you don't want.
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:45 pm
Characterization
(The method used by a writer to develop a character.)
Example for each method:
1. Showing the character's appearance: Seven is a unknown girl with 40 inch long white hair and bright-purple iris.
2. Displaying the character's actions: She uses to hunt her prey with shurikens. When she caught one, she sucks out its blood first, eats the brain second and hides the dead body on a random residents' roof.
3. Revealing the character's thoughts: She thinks she will win.
4. Letting the character speak: "I will win," she said.
5. Getting the reactions of others: Her classmates think she's a vampire-zombie-ninja.
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:53 pm
Motif
(A recurrent thematic element in an literary work.)
Example:
Alone in the park, the lone lonely loner found himself accompanied by loneliness again.
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:00 pm
Verisimilitude
(The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.)
Example:
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:03 pm
I found something else for POV!
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:13 pm
Syntax
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:29 pm
Theme
(The general idea or insight about life that a writer wishes to express.)

"Planet rap
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Neptune and Pluto away so far...

There are nine spheres revolving
On a gravity line...

Now some are close to the sun, our star....

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Neptune and Pluto away so far...

Now planets are large or small that’s true...

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Neptune and Pluto away so far...

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Neptune and Pluto away so far..."

The theme of this song is the planets of our solar system.
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:33 pm
Protagonist
(The main character in a drama or other literary work.)
Example: In Kuroshitsuji, the protagonist is me, Sebastian Michaelis... No, it's Ciel. <3
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:44 pm
Plot
[Conflict/Plot is the struggle found in fiction. Conflict/Plot may be internal or external and is best seen in (1) Man in conflict with another Man: (2) Man in conflict in Nature; (3) Man in conflict with self.] (BTW: When it says 'Man', 'woman' must be included.)
Example:
1. Two men are in love with one woman.
2. One man got bankrupted.
3. The other man who don't know if he is really heterosexual or not.

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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:02 pm
Paradox reveals a kind of truth which at first seems contradictory.

Example:
A man chases a woman until she catches him.
Anonymous
Spoiler:

The superfluous is the most necessary.
Voltaire

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead

I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin

We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
Georg Hegel

We are never prepared for what we expect.
James Michener

To be believed, make the truth unbelievable.
Napoleon Bonaparte

What we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
Sydney J. Harris

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
Henry David Thoreau

Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it.
Harry S. Truman

Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
Oscar Wilde

War is a series of catastrophes which result in a victory.
Georges Clemenceau

First I dream my painting, then I paint my dream.
Vincent van Gogh

We are confronted by insurmountable opportunities.
Walt Kelly, From Pogo

I want peace and I’m willing to fight for it.
Harry S. Truman

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
Confucius, in Analects

Love is a kind of warfare.
Ovid

All works of art should begin…at the end.
Edgar Allan Poe

The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.
Maurice Chapelain
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:16 pm
Tone
(Tone is the attitude a writer takes towards a subject or character.)
Example:
serious: I love you.
humorous: You know that I love you.
sarcastic: I don't know if I should love or not love you.
ironic: I hate you.
satirical: Why would I love you?
tongue-in-cheek: Hum... Let me think.
solemn: X (name), would you marry me?
objective: I love you and nobody can stop me!
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on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:22 pm
Onomatopoeia
(Word that imitates the sound it represents.)
Example: Boom-slash-biz-fizz-whack-clunk-roar-splat!
And that is the end of Marceff's adventure.
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:46 pm
Metaphor
(The comparison of two unlike things.)
Example:
Simile: You run like a penguin.
Personification: My computer is dead.
Anthropomorphism: The squirrels are planting flowers.
Hyperbole: I weigh more than 1000000000kg.
Analogy: Beauty is to eyesore as I is to you.
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:53 pm
Satire
(A literary term used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satiric attack.)
Example:

Spoiler:


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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:23 pm
Stream of consciousness (interior monologue)
(A special mode of narration that undertakes to capture the full spectrum and the
continuous flow of a character's mental process.)
Example:
Who's the awkward pilot? Even my grand-mother knows that a cup of coffee must be taken before the steering wheel. Now, I am involved in this insane plan crush because of this oversight. But I can't die - I didn't even get to do something with my life. It's really not fair!
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:26 pm
Setting is determining Time and Place in fiction.
Example: Once upon a time, in a place far, far away...
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:37 pm
Symbol is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
Example:
White may refer to;
aryan, brave, purity, nobility, softness, emptiness, God, knowledge, lack, snow, ice, heaven, Caucasian, peace, life, clean, air, sunlight, clouds, frost, milk, cream, cotton, angels, weak, bones, protagonist, winter, innocence, Reactionism.
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Re: Litterary terms vocabulary list

on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:47 pm
Tragedy
(Any dramatic or literary composition dealing with serious or sombre themes and ending with disaster.)
Example:
He was the happiest person in the world. He had lots of money and numerous wives. But one day, he got bankrupted and his wives leaved him. Like as a miserable street rat, he begged for money even though no one pay attention to hem. He began stealing, but got caught. His life continued in the prison until he committed suicide.
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