Flashcards - NES ELA: Genres in Literature

Flashcards - NES ELA: Genres in Literature
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epic poem
An epic poem, epic , epos , or epopee is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation
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simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
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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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analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
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autobiography
An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person
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poetry
Poetry , published in Chicago since 1912, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world
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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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fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
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fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
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
poetry
Poetry , published in Chicago since 1912, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world
autobiography
An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person
analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
epic poem
An epic poem, epic , epos , or epopee is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation
nonfiction
Creative nonfiction is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives
Annotated bibliographies
An annotated bibliography is a bibliography that gives a summary of each of the entries
APA style
APA style is a format for academic documents such as journal articles and books
folklore
Folklore is traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example
Didactic literature
Didacticism is a philosophy that emphasizes instructional and informative qualities in literature and other types of art
dialogue
Dialogue is a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people, and a literary and theatrical form that depicts such an exchange
facts
A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case
descriptive
In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used by a group of people in a speech community
chronologically
Chronology is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time

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