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Title: Short Story Unit


1
Short Story Unit
  • Terms to Know

2
Fiction
  • Prose writing that tells about imaginary
    characters and events

3
Short Story
  • A short piece of narrative fiction

4
Myth
  • A fictional tale that describes the actions of
    gods and heroes or explains the causes of natural
    phenomena
  • Unlike legends, myths emphasize the supernatural,
    rather than historical events

5
Tall Tale
  • An outrageously exaggerated and obviously
    unbelievable humorous story

6
Fable
  • Brief story in prose or verse that teaches a
    moral, or a practical lesson about life

7
Folk Tale
  • Anonymous traditional story originally passed
    down orally from generation to generation.
  • Examples fairy tales, fables, legends, ghost
    stories, tall tales, anecdotes, and jokes.
  • There are multiple versions of Folk Tales across
    cultures.
  • (Ex 900 versions of Cinderella)

8
Anecdote
  • Very brief account of a particular incident

9
Archetype
  • A type of character, detail, image, or situation
    that appears in literature from around the world
    and throughout history.
  • Can reveal deep truths about human experience.

10
Moral
  • A lesson taught by a literary work, especially a
    fable

11
Paradox
  • A statement that seems contradictory but that
    actually may express a deeper truth
  • It is surprising, so catches the readers
    attention

12
Parody
  • A humorous or satirical imitation of a serious
    piece of literature
  • Created to mock, comment on, or make fun of an
    original work, author, etc.

13
Foreshadowing
  • The use of clues in a literary work that suggest
    events that have yet to occur

14
Analogy
  • Comparison made between two things to show how
    they are alike

15
Allusion
  • Reference to a statement, person, place, event,
    or thing that is known from literature, history,
    religion, myth, politics, sports, science, or the
    arts

16
Plot
  • Series of related events that make up a story or
    drama
  • Basic Situation (Exposition)Rising Action
    (Conflict Complications)ClimaxFalling
    ActionResolution

17
Exposition
  • Type of writing that explains, gives information,
    or clarifies an idea
  • Also the first part of a plot, the basic
    situation

18
Climax
  • The high point of interest or suspense in a
    story, novel or play
  • The events that make up the rising action lead up
    to the climax, which is the turning point, before
    the events that make up the falling action

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Surprise Ending
  • A conclusion that violates the expectations of
    the reader but in a way that is both logical and
    believable
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