Layers of Meaning in Ms Miller

Layers of Meaning in Ms Miller

This story contains literal and symbolic levels, with allusions to people and events, providing additional information without lengthy descriptions. The use of comparison highlights similarities and differences.

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Slide1Ms. Miller

Slide2A story with two or more levels of meaning—a literal level and one or more symbolic levels

Slide3a reference to a person, place, event, literary work, or work of art Allusion provides more information without a lengthy description or illustration

Slide4a comparison between two or more items that are similar in some ways but otherwise unalike

Slide5a character (or force) in conflict with the main character (protagonist)

Slide6the act of creating and developing a character  Direct characterization-the author directly states characters’ traits  Indirect characterization-the author tells what a character looks like, does, and says and shows how others react to him

Slide7the high point of interest or suspense

Slide8the interruption of a serious moment with a humorous character or situation

Slide9a struggle between opposing forces 5 types:  Man v. man  Man v. fate/gods  Man v. nature  Man v. himself  Man v. society

Slide10the set of ideas associated with a word in addition to its explicit meaning

Slide11the dictionary definition of a word

Slide12conversation between characters used to reveal character and advance action

Slide13a long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes

Slide14the action that follows the climax and leads to the denouement or resolution

Slide15writing or speech not meant to be taken literally (metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, etc.)

Slide16a device that allows the writer to present events that happened before the time of the current narration or the current events in the fiction. Flashback techniques include memories, dreams, stories of the past told by characters, or even authorial sovereignty (when Johnny was a boy. . ..)

Slide17a flat character shows only one trait  a static character does not change (usually these terms are interchangeable—the state of Kansas considers them basically the same)

Slide18the use of clues to suggest events that have yet to come

Slide19a type of literature

Slide20deliberate or extreme exaggeration the term hyperbole is likely the more-used term when discussing literary devices; however, overstatement is often used in discussing rhetoric; the state of Kansas interchanges the terms

Slide21a phrase or expression that means something different from what the words actually say Example: using the phrase “over his head” instead of “he doesn’t understand”

Slide22descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader—these are usually created by utilizing the five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell) or movement

Slide23literary techniques that portray differences between appearance and reality or expectation and result  Verbal irony-words used suggesting the opposite of what is meant  Dramatic irony-contradiction between what the character thinks and the audience knows  Irony of situation-an event which directly contradicts the expectations of characters and audience

Slide24a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else

Slide25the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage

Slide26the use of words that imitate sounds

Slide27a statement the seems contradictory but that may actually be true

Slide28repeated elements in the plot

Slide29figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

Slide30the sequence of events in a literary work

Slide31the perspective from which the story is told First-person: the narrator is a character or witness Third-person limited: the narrator tells the story through one character’s eyes/thoughts Third-person omniscient: the narrator is all knowing, expressing thoughts and feelings of any characters

Slide32the main character

Slide33the conclusion of a plot’s conflicts and complications

Slide34the events leading up to the climax (usually characterized by complication and conflict)

Slide35a round character shows many different traits (faults and virtues)  a dynamic character develops and grows throughout a story (usually these terms are interchangeable—the state of Kansas considers them basically the same)

Slide36humorous writing aimed at exposing flaws (usually through ridicule or scorn)

Slide37the time and place of a literary work

Slide38A figure of speech in which “like” or “as” is used to make a comparison between basically unlike ideas/items

Slide39The manner of expression of a particular writer, produced by choice of words, grammatical structures, use of literary devices, and all the possible parts of language use.

Slide40subordinate or minor events (secondary action) in a novel or drama (often connected to the main plot)

Slide41a feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of a literary work

Slide42Anything that stands for or represents something else

Slide43the central message of a literary work

Slide44the writer’s attitude toward his subject or audience