Flashcards - CSET English: Analyzing Texts and Other Media

Flashcards - CSET English: Analyzing Texts and Other Media
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Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period
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George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans , known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
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New Criticism
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century
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themes
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats
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symbol
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity
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plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
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metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
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genre
Genre is any category of literature, music, or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria
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characters
A character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
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catharsis
Catharsis is the purification and purgation of emotions-especially pity and fear-through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration
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atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
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mood
A mood is an emotional state
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inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
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inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
mood
A mood is an emotional state
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
catharsis
Catharsis is the purification and purgation of emotions-especially pity and fear-through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration
characters
A character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
genre
Genre is any category of literature, music, or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria
metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
symbol
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity
themes
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats
New Criticism
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century
George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans , known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period
Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century
Irony
Irony , in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case
rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song
stanzas
In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation
Close reading
In literary criticism, the term close reading describes the careful, sustained interpretation of a brief passage of a text
Postmodernism
Postmodernism describes both an era and a broad movement that developed in the late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism which marked a departure from modernism
literature as an art form
Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works
denotation
Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, precisely to its literal meaning, more or less like dictionaries try to define it
free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
antagonist
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist must contend
archetypes
The concept of an archetype /ˈɑË?rkɪtaɪp/ appears in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis
Deconstruction
Deconstruction is a critical outlook concerned with the relationship between text and meaning
formalism
Formalism is a school of literary criticism and literary theory having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular text
printing press
A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium , thereby transferring the ink
meter
The metre, or meter , is the base unit of length in the International System of Units
scansion
Scansion or a system of scansion is the act of determining and graphically representing the metrical character of a line of verse

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