Flashcards - Literary Genres & Forms

Flashcards - Literary Genres & Forms
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couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines of metre in poetry
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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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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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internal conflict
An internal conflict is the struggle occurring within a character's mind
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asides
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience
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short story
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting
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novella
A novella is a work of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel
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novel
A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story
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Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance, a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanned the 1920s
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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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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, Dark Romantic, and short story writer
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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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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic
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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic
Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, Dark Romantic, and short story writer
symbol
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity
Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance, a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanned the 1920s
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
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
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
couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines of metre in poetry
iamb
An iamb /ˈaɪæm/ or iambus is a metrical foot used in various types of poetry
poetry

Poetry is a writing form that tends to be arranged with shorter lines than prose and have other features that make them recognizable, such as rhyming. Often, additional meaning is found by looking at the layout and formal qualities of the words, such as their sound.

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
sonnet
A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention
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
fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline
free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
nonfiction
Creative nonfiction is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives
psychological
Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought
Imagism
Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language
haiku
Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry
meter

In poetry, meter describes organizing poetry around how words are emphasized to produce a rhythm. Meter is broken down into specific patterns of emphasis that are made up of two or three syllables called feet.

facts
A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case

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