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Literary Terminology

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Brittany Lichius

on 25 September 2014

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"The Wizard of Oz" where L. Frank Baum made political statements about the monetary policy of the United States. The yellow brick road in the story represents the gold standard in the United States.
Three grey geese in a green field grazing. - Three Grey Geese by Mother Goose
In the Hunchback of Notre Dame the gargoyle is talking to the big group of pigeons and says “Fly my pretties! Fly, Fly!” just like the witch in Wizard of Oz.
Extended Metaphor
Figurative Language
Disney clip:

2. Why does an author create Atmosphere?
Example: Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them. And every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, American.
I ran as fast as I could down the field. The crowded roaring as I came closer the the goal.
Disney Clip:
Written Example
Q1. Apostrophe - a writer or a speaker, the writer detaches himself from the_______and addresses an imaginary character in his speech.
Q2. "Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again..." (Paul Simon, The Sounds of Silence) is an example of______.

The man walked into the room and
he had a huge hat, big ears, brown
eyes, red lipstick, and everyone looked
at him.
Test Questions
Example: I think I ate 30 tacos at lunch today.
1. What does the writing have to be describing in order to be considered caricature?
2. Why do we use the literary term caricature?
Questions: 1. Why does an author use a hyperbole
2. How is a hyperbole used?
Question 1: How is Allegory used in Lord of the Flies?

Question 2: What are five famous examples of Allegory?
"There were a hundred and forty-two staircases at Hogwarts: wide, sweeping ones, narrow, rickety ones; some that led somewhere different on a Friday; some with a vanishing step halfway up that you had to remember to jump. […] It was also very hard to remember where anything was, because it all seemed to move around a lot."
Ana as an ice statue represents the bond between two sisters which could never be broken by anyone or anything.
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.”
The lyrics from Circle of Life in movie Lion King
An author's craft that appeals to a reader's senses is...

a. Allusion
b. Imagery
c. Anaphora
Disney Clip:
Q1: What is the function of anaphora?
Q2: What is the difference between anaphora and repetition?
The priest stood up and told the class that the best thing in life is to stay pure. He spent thirty minutes on telling us why we needed to stay pure.
Questions: 1. How does an author create Atmosphere?
The following passage is an example of which literary device...

"The gushing brook stole its way down the lush green mountains, dotted with tiny flowers in a riot of colors and trees coming alive with gaily chirping birds."

a. Onomatopoeia
b. Alliteration
c. Imagery
1. What kind of advice must be given to be considered a homily?
2. Who is the only person that can give a homily?
Question 1: What impact does alliteration make?

Question 2: How does this effect literature?
Example: The white mares of the moon rush along the sky, Beating their golden hoof upon the glass heavens.
Q1: What's the function of creating an analogy?
Q2: How to create an analogy?
Which of the following words has a
positive connotation
associated with it?
a) Thunder
b) Sunshine
c) Lightning
Which of the following words has a
negative connotation
associated with it?
a) Compassion
b) Cowardice
c) Charisma
The way Mushu talks sounds like slang and it is different from the setting of the movie.
The following words are examples of which literary device? "Gonnna" "Wanna" "Ya'll"
a) Connotation
b) Colloquialism
d)Figurative language
People from the east coast say 'pop' while people from the west coast say 'soda.' This is an example of what?

Related to style, diction refers to the writers word choices, especially with regard to the authors correctness, cleanness or effectiveness.
1. Which of the following is the best example of diction?
a.) Sally sells sea shells on the sea shore
b.) She wore a green hat, with a clover and three gold pins.
c.) The flower was meticulous placed upon her golden locks.
d.) winter brings hot cocoa and warm fire places.
2.Write a sentence using diction to describe yourself.
In The Lion King we see types of denotation. One example of Denotations in Heraldry is the Lion representing bravery. we see bravery from the little Lion as he is trying to protect those around him from the Hyenas.
1.) Which one is a correct example of ambiguity?
a.) She read the book with the red cover.
b.) The dog had brown spots.
c.) Each of us saw her duck.
d.) The boat floated away.
2.) Write three words that are ambiguous.
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional of a word, phrase, sentence or passage.
e.g. science fiction, comedy...
Q1. ______ A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from author's imagination.
Q2. ____A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
Q1. _____ My mind is an ocean.
Q2. _____ My mind is like an ocean.
e.g. “To err is human; to forgive divine.”
Q1. What device does Ruskin employ in the following statement: “Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death”?
Q2. Turn off your television sets. Turn them off now! Turn them off right now! Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of this sentence I'm speaking to you now.
Question One: Is allusion a common used literary term in media?

Question two: Name an example of allusion in any movie.
Question one: Can denotation affect a movie in a big way?

Question two: How often do we realize and understand denotation in movies?
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