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Jeopardy Assignment

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  • 1. Jeopardy AP Literature and Composition Haley Haggard
  • 2. Direct Characterization Information about a character revealed through description (adjectives) Character with one or two predominant traits Information about a character revealed through actions, words, thoughts
  • 3. Unusual set of circumstances for which the reader craves an explanation; used to create suspense Mystery Surprise Conflict
  • 4. Denotation Exact meaning of word Implied meaning of word Apparent contradiction that may hold some universal truth
  • 5. Representing an abstract meaning through objects Allegory Allusion Assonance
  • 6. Frame Story within a story The organization of a work Repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables
  • 7. Conveying a meaning that is literal opposite of actual meaning Irony Verbal Irony Paradox
  • 8. Indirect Characterization Information revealed about character through thoughts, actions, words Information revealed about character through adjectives Changing character
  • 9. A private daily record of experiences or feelings Diary Journal Narrative
  • 10. Medieval romance Stories about adventures with a king or a knight and a hero with a quest An old fashioned love story Adventurous story with legendary heroes
  • 11. Word choice Diction Tone Style
  • 12. Writing that mocks the subject Satirical Essay Ironic Essay Humorous Essay
  • 13. Figurative language Figure of speech – Not literal Something is literally stated Language that entertains
  • 14. Style Way something is said or expressed How the author feels about the subject The reason for writing
  • 15. Repetition of consonants Consonance Alliteration Assonance
  • 16. The reason the author writes about a topic Purpose Syntax Tone
  • 17. Syntax Study of rules of arrangement in writing Complex and many sided Controlling idea of a work
  • 18. Connotation Implied meaning Repetition of vowels Literal meaning
  • 19. Daily record of observations Journal Stream of consciousness Diary
  • 20. Writer’s attitude towards subject or audience Tone Style Diction
  • 21. Words associated with the five senses Imagery Metaphor Simile
  • 22. Verbal Irony Saying or writing one thing and meaning another Contradiction with apparent universal truth Something happening that is not expected
  • 23. Like or as to compare Simile Metaphor Imagery
  • 24. Style The reason why the author chose a certain topic Author’s attitude towards subject or audience The way the author writes
  • 25. Giving human characteristics to objects or animals Personification Imagery Alliteration
  • 26. Situational Irony What happens is not expected Contradiction with universal truth Saying one thing and meaning another
  • 27. Form Organization of a work that gives it unity Way that an author writes All elements work together to achieve central purpose
  • 28. Central character in a story Protagonist Antagonist Round Character
  • 29. Paradox Contradiction with some universal truth What happens is not expected Something is said, while something else is meant
  • 30. Makes the reader eager to find out what will happen next Suspense Mystery Plot manipulation
  • 31. Reference to historical event Allusion Alliteration Imagery
  • 32. Clash of actions, goals or ideas Conflict Dilemma Plot manipulation
  • 33. Repetition of vowel sounds Assonance Consonance Alliteration
  • 34. Structure Sequence of events All elements working together to achieve the same goal Controlling idea
  • 35. Repetition of initial consonant sounds Alliteration Assonance Consonance
  • 36. A force conflicting with the main character Antagonist Protagonist Dynamic Character
  • 37. Rhyme Repetition of all sounds Structure that gives a work unity Pattern of stressed and Unstressed syllables
  • 38. Nonrealistic story Fantasy Epic Drama
  • 39. Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables Rhythm/Meter Rhyme Structure
  • 40. Allegory Story with a second meaning below the first meaning Reference to history Object that means more than what it is
  • 41. Metaphor Comparison of two dissimilar things, without like or as Object that means more than it appears on the surface Comparison with like or as
  • 42. Sequence of events in a story Structure Plot Artistic unity
  • 43. Something that means more than what it suggests on the surface Symbol Alliteration Motif
  • 44. Objective point of view Narrator disappears into roving camera Author disappears into one of the characters Viewpoint of one of the characters
  • 45. First person point of view Author disappears into one of the characters Author has unlimited Knowledge Author takes on roving sound camera
  • 46. Shows thoughts going through character’s head for a period of time Stream of consciousness First Person Point of View Indirect Characterization
  • 47. Told from the perspective of one of the characters First Person Third Person Limited Third Person Unlimited
  • 48. Omniscient point of View Unlimited knowledge in third person Third person limited First Person
  • 49. Controlling idea Theme Plot Structure
  • 50. Dynamic character Changes throughout the course of the work The main character in a work A character that remains generally the same
  • 51. Character stays the same from beginning to end Static Character Flat Character Round Character
  • 52. Recognizable, stereotypical figure Stock Character Static Character Flat Character
  • 53. Literary Fiction Serious story that intends to broaden understanding and awareness of life A story intended for entertainment All literary elements in a story work together to achieve a central purpose
  • 54. Round Characters Complex and many sided Changes throughout the story Remains the same character from the beginning to the end
  • 55. Have one or two predominant traits Flat Characters Static Characters Stock Characters
  • 56. Plot manipulation Situation with an unjustified plot turn When all literary elements in a story work together to achieve a central purpose A character has to choose between two decisions, both undesirable
  • 57. Condition where all literary elements work together to achieve a central purpose Artistic unity Dilemma Plot manipulation
  • 58. Unhappy ending Ending that turns out unhappily Ending that turns out well Unexpected ending
  • 59. Ending that turns out well for protagonist Happy Ending Unhappy ending Surprise ending
  • 60. Surprise Ending Completed unexpected ending Ending that turns out unhappily Ending that turns out well
  • 61. Unexpected plot turn Surprise Surprise ending Plot manipulation
  • 62. Dilemma A character must choose between two decisions, both undesirable Unusual set of circumstances used to create suspense Makes the reader want to keep reading
  • 63. Fiction intended for entertainment Commercial fiction Fantasy Literary fiction
  • 64. OH NO!
  • 65. YEAH!

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