Flashcards - Understanding Nonfiction & Fiction Genres

Flashcards - Understanding Nonfiction & Fiction Genres
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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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mood
A mood is an emotional state
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red herring
A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue
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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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climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
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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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memoir
A memoir is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life
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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
memoir
A memoir is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life
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
climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
red herring
A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue
mood
A mood is an emotional state
allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
dialect
The term dialect is used in two distinct ways to refer to two different types of linguistic phenomena
metaphors
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
onomatopoeia
An onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes
simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
nonfiction
Creative nonfiction is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives
autobiographies
An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person
epistolary writing
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents
facts
A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case
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

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