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CSET Elements Of Prose

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1. Intended to scare or unsettle reader - may be fantasy or sci fi: Frankenstein; Dracula

2. Novel; cowboys or frontiersmen of US: L'Amour's How the West was Won

3. Short - humorous - teaches a lesson about a behavior usually with animal characters: Fox and Grapes; Boy who cried wolf

4. Impact on society of current or future scientific or technological developments: Dune; Martian Chronicles.

5. Suspenseful; solves a puzzling crime; Poe's Purloined Letter; Sherlock Holmes by Doyle

6. A story surrounds another story or links several stories together: Heart of Darkness; Canterbury Tales; Turn of the Screw

7. Anonymous traditional story - from a culture's oral tradition: Brer Rabbit; Arabian Nights

8. Main character is heroic but has a tragic flaw leading to his or her downfall: Hamlet

9. Letter - diary - journal - eloquent - expository - becomes part of recognized literature of the era: US Constitution; Anne Frank's diary

10. Traditional story based on fact but exaggerated: Paul Bunyan; Le Morte d'Arthur

11. Brief - usually has characters - setting - plot - point of view - theme: Gift of the Magi

12. Fiction with a historical backdrop - includes historical people - places - or events: Vidal's Lincoln

13. Short -- less than 100 pages - also Novelette: Of Mice and Men

14. Type of folktale - supernatural - magical elements: Cinderella; Rapunzel

15. Short - nonfiction - any topic - formal or informal: Self - reliance by Emerson

16. Account of another person's life: Sandburg's Abe Lincoln Grows Up

17. Expository - true - real events - people - objects - NOT imaginary

18. Comments on social conventions or conditions - usually humorous: Huck Finn; Swift's Modest Proposal

19. Brief - simple - illustrates a oral or religious lesson - no anthropomorphisms: Good Samaritan - Prodigal son

20. Humorous - imitation of another literary work - mocks and points out its weaknesses: Hamlet's love letters to Ophelia

21. Long - adventures and love affairs - idealized heroes: King Arthur

22. A person's account of own life: Autobiography of Ben Franklin; Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington

23. Gods or heroes - theme expresses culture's ideology - found in every culture: Pygmalion - Pandora's box

24. Unreal world - incredible characters or events: Lord of the Rings - Gulliver's Travels

25. All written and spoken expression w/o a regular rhythm and with a conscious literary purpose

26. Narrative drawn from the author's imaginations - not fact or history

27. Book - length narrative - usually has plot - character - point of view - theme