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English Prose Flashcards

English Prose Flashcards
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Folktale
Like fables, these stories generally end with a moral lesson. However, these stories have main characters who are humans, though they are usually larger than life.
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Fable
These stories are typically short and usually include some kind of animal that has been changed to have qualities associated with humans. The stories are used to teach some kind of moral lesson.
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Satire
You work with this kind of humor writing if your targets are related to morality, religion, politics or general social mores.
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Spoof
In this kind of humorous writing, the goal is to mock a genre as a whole, instead of an individual work in the genre. Movies like Scary Movie are an example of this.
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Parody
A kind of humorous writing that focuses on directly commenting on a single piece of work. The singer Weird Al Yankovic is famous for creating these.
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Epistolary Writing
This type of writing involves using information found in journals, diary entries and letters in the process of telling a story. An example would be Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl.
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The flashcards included in this set can help you review the definition of prose. You'll be able to consider the differences among parodies, spoofs and satire. The unique structures of legends, fables, folktales and myths will also be discussed. You can go over the uses of tone and mood in prose, along with the purpose of foreshadowing and characters. Additionally, you'll be able to get familiar with epistolary writing.

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Epistolary Writing
This type of writing involves using information found in journals, diary entries and letters in the process of telling a story. An example would be Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl.
Parody
A kind of humorous writing that focuses on directly commenting on a single piece of work. The singer Weird Al Yankovic is famous for creating these.
Spoof
In this kind of humorous writing, the goal is to mock a genre as a whole, instead of an individual work in the genre. Movies like Scary Movie are an example of this.
Satire
You work with this kind of humor writing if your targets are related to morality, religion, politics or general social mores.
Fable
These stories are typically short and usually include some kind of animal that has been changed to have qualities associated with humans. The stories are used to teach some kind of moral lesson.
Folktale
Like fables, these stories generally end with a moral lesson. However, these stories have main characters who are humans, though they are usually larger than life.
Myth
Stories created to explain natural phenomena or major concerns, such as how the world was created or how life began. Gods usually play a major role in these tales.
Legend
Tales that have some connection to history, though they may not actually be true. They take place close to reality while often including miraculous happenings.
Tone
The term used to refer to how an author handles a character or subject. This may include the details an author uses to show how a character feels.
Mood
This describes how readers feel after completing a section of text. Writers can influence this based on the words they choose to use, and they can create a wide spectrum of emotions.
Foreshadowing
A process that occurs when authors leave clues for things that will happen later on in the story for readers to find.
Character
The people that an author uses to populate his or her story. Writers can use them to contribute to the meaning of a piece by using them to convey important messages.
Prose
Technically, this is any kind of writing that lacks a metered structure. This is commonly found in novels, blogs and newspapers.

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