Flashcards - CSET English: Genre and Form

Flashcards - CSET English: Genre and Form
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asides
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience
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prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
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morality plays
The morality play is a genre of Medieval and early Tudor theatrical entertainment
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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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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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
morality plays
The morality play is a genre of Medieval and early Tudor theatrical entertainment
prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
asides
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience
internal conflict
An internal conflict is the struggle occurring within a character's mind
plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
novel
A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story
novella
A novella is a work of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel
short story
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting
epistolary writing
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents

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