1) Diction- Is the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
In, "The Yellow Wall-Paper", the main character uses upper an upper level set of vocabulary words. The character uses words such as, 'atrocious', 'hinder', and 'dreadfully'. Synonyms to those words are unpleasant, halt, and awfully.
3) Hyperbole- Is an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally.
In, "Thank You Ma'am", the large woman was attempted to be stolen from. The hyperbole took place when the large lady was shaking the boy that tried to steal from her. In the story, it read, " Then she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled." Obviously a human wouldn't be able to make someones teeth rattle.
2) Imagery- Are words or phrases that paint a picture in the readers mind.
Also in, "The Yellow Wall-Paper", imagery takes place to when the main character describes a 'delicious garden'. "Large and shady, full of box-bordered paths, and lined with long grape-covered arbors with seats under them." The character describes the garden as something that was never seen before.
4) Simile- Is a comparison of two things using 'like' or 'as' directly.
In the article, "Girl", a mother gives her daughter a list of things that she is required to do as a woman, but keeps comparing her daughter with a typical sl*t. "; on Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the sl*l you are..."
Dynamic character- Are characters that evolve through the course of the story.
In, "Fish Cheeks", Amy changes her feelings about her family's tradition because she didn't have to stress over a boy. In the beginning of the story, Amy describes the food that her mom is making in a disgusted way, but at the end, she realizes her mom had made all her favorite foods.
6) Synecdoche- A part of a word or phrase is used to represent the whole or vice versa.
In, "A Dark-Brown Dog", the dog in the story was described as a 'dog', 'dark-brown dog', or a 'little dark-brown dog'. This shows that the author could identify the same dog in various ways.
7) Symbol- A mark or character used as a conventional representation.
Also in, "A Dark-Brown Dog", symbols are used. The rope that the dong kept tripping on was a chain for the slaves that was broken, but Blacks still didn't have full freedom.
8) Metonymy- Is the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for of the thing meant.
In, "The Yellow Wall-Paper", metonymy is displayed when the girls older brother had said 'bedstaed'. A similar word to describe the framework of a bed is a bedpost, which would fit with the article because it is old fashion.
9) Metaphor- Is a comparison of two things without using 'like' or 'as'.
In, "Girl", the final statement that the mother spoke upon to her daugher was her freedom to squeeze the "bread". The bread could be mean money since throughout the passage, the mother tells her how to be a proper woman.
10) Situational Irony- Literary device, occurs when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen.
In, "Fish Cheeks", situational irony takes place because Amy had fell in love with the ministers son, but her parents had invited their family over for a Christmas dinner. She felt miserable.
"A Dark-Brown Dog", represented irony when the dog had been struck tons with sticks or brooms by the family when the child wasn't present to witness it in action.
11) Dramatic Irony- When an audience or reader understands what's going on when the character doesn't.
12) Allegory- When a literal story also means something else.
In, "Thank You Ma'am", the summary of the story was about a young boy that tried to steal a woman for shoes and the woman had gave him tough love as if he were her child. What the story could mean, is treating or providing for the less fortunate.
13) Point of view: second person- Is a story told through instructions told to someone using the word "you".
In the passage, "Girl", throughout the story, the mother as the instructor is giving directions to her daughter step by step without answering her questions that she tries to squeeze in.
14) Exposition- Is the explanation of background found at the beginning of the story.
"fish Cheeks" begins with the sentence, "I fell in love with the minister's son the winter I turned fourteen." This displays that the sentence will relate to the whole story.
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15) Flashback- Is returning to an earlier time in the story or a characters life in order to make the story clearer.
"Thank You Ma'am", expresses a flashback when Ms. Luella tells Roger about her past life. She explained how she badly wanted something without the need to steal, but instead working hard.