TE 348 Midterm Study Flashcards
Realism (genre: characters)
Best novels have round central chacaters. Poor ones load protagonist with problems, or have flat or stereotyped characters
Realism (genre: plot)
any kind of conflict. If problem is solved too easily, story is flawed.
Realism (genre: setting)
Realism (genre: theme)
Any. Sentimentality, sensationalism, didacticism are flaws
Animal Realism (genre: charater)
Realistic protrayal of animals, without personification
Animal Realism (genre: plot)
Conflict is usually animal verus nature
Animal Realism (genre: setting)
Usually integral
Animal Realism (genre: theme)
Usually related to some discovery about animals or their relationships to humans
Historical Fiction (genre: characters)
Protagonist has universal human traits, but it a product of the time and place
Historical Fiction (genre: plot)
Any, but conflict more often person versus society or self, as well as another person
Historical Fiction (genre: setting)
Integral setting with focus on particular time and place, usually time of stress or crisis, or of social change
Historical Fiction (genre: theme)
Any universal theme
Fantasy Stories (genre: characters)
Like or unlike humans; magical qualities; personified toys, animals, objects
Fantasy Stories (genre: plot)
Any kind of conflict
Fantasy Stories (genre: setting)
Fantasy Stories (genre: theme)
Fable (genre: characters)
Flat and stock; often personified animals with single traits
Fable (genre: plot)
Person-versus-person conflict; extremely brief; usually a single incident
Fable (genre: setting)
Fable (genre: theme)
Explicit and didactic
Folktale (genre: characters)
Flat, even the protagonist; bad and good characters easily identified; stock characters like the wicked stepmoter and the fairy godmother
Folktale (genre: plot)
Person-versus-person or Person-versus-personified nature conflicts. Action moves rapidly to a climax and stock closing
Folktale (genre: setting)
Backdrop setting: “Long ago and far away…

Folktale (genre: theme)
Either implicit or explicit. Often strongley focused on justice
Narrative Poetry (genre: form or focus)
Storytelling long or short
Narrative Poetry (genre: rhythm)
Suited to story
Narrative Poetry (genre: rhyme)
Any form
Narrative Poetry (genre: devices)
Any, through fewer than in lyrics
Nursery Rhymes (genre: form or focus)
Topics open to young children; usually brief; any tone; folk in origin
Nursery Rhymes (genre: rhythm)
Nursery Rhymes (genre: rhyme)
Nursery Rhymes (genre: devices)
Personification, simile, metaphor, and others
Lyric or Personal Poetry (genre: form or focus)
Brief; subjective; personal emotional response; single unified impression; “An end in itsefl”; intense, compact
Lyric or Personal Poetry (genre: rhythm)
Suited to topic and emotion evoked
Lyric or Personal Poetry (genre: rhyme)
Rhymed or unrhymed
Lyric or Personal Poetry (genre: devices)
All figurative and sound deviced used to produce compactness
Reprsentational Art
Consists of literal, realistic depictions of character, objects, and events
Surrealistic Art
Contains “startling images and incongruities” that often suggest an “attitude or mockery about conventionalilites”
Impressonistic Art
Emphasizes light and color; create an impression of reality. They may break an image into many bits of color to mimic the way the eye perceives and merges color to create images
Folk Art
A broad designation for the style of artistic expression of a particular cultural group. “THIS” art may simplify, exaggerate, or distort reality, but it does so in a way that is characterisitc of the tradional art of a culture, often through the use of tradional motifs, symbols, and techniques
Naive Art
Technically unsophisticated but markers by an artist’s clear intense emotions and visions
Cartoon Art
Emphasizes line, reduces features to simplified shapes, and uses exaggeration in two dimensions to create caricature
Lines and Shapes (design element)
Convey action, rhythm, they can be strong and solid or dimintive and quick
Colors (design element)
Convey mood, emotions
Value (design element)
Creates contrast, hight dramatic or soothing effects
Texture (design element)
Conveys tension, adds interest or movement
Representational (style of art)
literal, realistic depictions
Setting (literary element)
When and where the story takes place; can be integral or backdrop; can function as symbol
Plot (literary element)
The sequence of events in which characters play out roles in some kind of conflict
Conflict in Plots
Self vs.

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Story within a story
Characters (literary element)
the begins that populate a story; round, well-developed dynamic main “this” (protagonists/ antagonists); flat, static supporting “this”, foil “this” develop through
Theme (literary element)
thread of ideas that tie the story together; explicit or implicit
Point of View (literary element)
Omniscient narrator; 3rd person limited; 3rd person omniscient; 1st person; multiple/ parallel narrators; 2nd person
Style (literary element)
The way a text is written; authors have unique “this”; nature of the story influences “this”; purpose and audience influence “this”
Color (illustration element)
convey character, mood, emotion(hue, value/tone, saturation)
Line (illustration element)
our attention/ focuses our eye(horizontal, vertical, diagonal)
Shape (illustration element)
2-dimensional form representing an object
Texture (illustration element)
created by an artist to comminicate the sensation of roughness, smoothness, hardness, softness, ect.
Style (illustration element)
Impact of all the elements together
Media (illustration element)
illustrators use a variety of media to create their artwork; main types are painterly and graphic
Bibliographic Information
author, illustrator, year published, publisher company name, publisher city, title of book