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Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis
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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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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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mood
A mood is an emotional state
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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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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
mood
A mood is an emotional state
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
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
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
interpretation
Interpretation or interpreting is oral translation of speech or sign from a language into another
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
Imagery
Imagery, in a literary text, is an author's use of vivid and descriptive language to add depth to their work
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
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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