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Terms of Literature

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Devin Fields

on 12 September 2013

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Terms of Literature

By: Katie, Devin, and Meagan

* The plot of a story is the storyline, the plan or scheme.
* Internal Conflict is, the psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character.
* The Character is the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing.
* Climax is the the highest or most intense point in the development or resolution of something.
In this project we are basically using the short story "The Veldt" to explain different types of literature. There are at least 24 definitons of different types of literature. Then we will explain and give definitions of each word. Just keep on mind that the terms are in no particular order.
The exposition introduces the conflict, the setting and characters.
It is the outcome of the falling action. It determines if the character learned anything from the story.
The main character of the novel or story, a play or a short story.
Internal and External Conflict
A character in a story that deceives, frustrates, works the main character.
*External Conflict is, the struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character.
The time, place, the physical details,and circumstances the story occurs. it includes the background, the atmosphere and the environment.
A thought or idea the author represents that may be deep,difficult to understand.
The expression of one' s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
1st, 3rd Limited, 3rd Person Omniscient
1st person means that you are telling the story by using I . 2nd person means you are telling the person what the characters are or what they have done. 3rd person means that you are giving information that neither the storyteller or audience is apart of.
Direct & Indirect
* Suspence is a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety.
* Inference is staing your oppinion and not a fact.
Telling what you think of something not rather if its true or not.
Falling Action
Rising Action
The setting starts in the nursery.
* Mood is a state or quality of feeling at a particular time
* Personification is giving human like qualities to something that is unreal.
A conflict is a struggle between opposing forces.
The way a writer creates develops characters is known as characterization.
Example: In the short story "The Veldt"
George Hadley is an example of a character.
This is kind of an example of suspence.
"The Veldt" is a story about a virtual reality room that gets out of control. But it's also the story about how parents and children don't see eye-to-eye. Even when they're looking at the same stuff. For instance, Peter and Wendy probably think a trip to New York is fun; but George and Lydia look at that as a Very Bad Idea. To the kids, the parents are overbearing tyrants who should be fed to lions. But George and Lydia think they're laying down reasonable rules (like don't kill anyone. That's pretty reasonable.) So while the virtual reality room lets different people live in different realities, in many ways, they already do.

The conditions in the story are in the future and we are past using smart-phones.
The genre or theme of the-veldt is science fiction and tragedy.
Foreshadowing occurs when a writer provides hints that suggest future events in the story.
Bradbury uses literally allusion to create irony in this selection.
Example: In the Short Story "The Veldt" personification is shown. It says "His wife paused in the middle of the kitchen and watched the stove busy humming to itself, making dinner for four." The stove was given a human like quality by being able to hum.
"Go to bed," george said. That was 3'rd person limited omniscient.
The tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward his or her subject. words such as angry, sad, and humorous can be used to describe different tones.
The exposition starts at the nursery. It introduces George Hadley.
The falling action is the stage of the plot in which the story begins to draw to a close. The falling action is the stage of the plot after the climax and before the resolution.
The lions eat the parents. The kids win. The story closes with the kids seating.
The main characters are George Hadley; he has two kids and a wife.
Example: In "The Veldt" someone says " He's a wise one for ten." That is somones oppinion or inference on the boy not a fact.
Peter is George's son. He ends up murdering both of his parents.
The rising action is the stage of the plot that develops the conflict, or struggle. During this stage, events occur that make the conflict more complicated.
Example: The children aren't allowed to go inside the room which drives them insane. They lock their parents up in the room.
For example, the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character.
Example: the mood of the story is suspenseful.
Example: The kids aren't allowed to go inside a room. Then they trap their parents.
Indirect is not in a direct course or path; deviating from a straight line; roundabout. Direct is to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction.
Example: He bent and picked up the bloody scarf.
Example: "What's wrong with Africa father?"
Example: "David you're a psychologist." "I sure would hope so."
Example: "You see, there are the lions, far over, that way." "Now they're on their way to the water hole."
Example: George is becoming a little more worried when he kids start to talk back to him.
Example: George isnt so worried, but hes becoming more worried, which is why the parents and the kids start to clash over the whole thing of "playing in Africa."
Example: After george makes his decision, the kids and the nursery defeat George and Lydia.

Example: The direct example is that the kids are spoiled, and the parents are getting worried because they start talking back to them.
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