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english

english study guide

Terms

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tight shot
a close up camera shot
symbolism
the use of a thing, character, object or idea to represent something else
screenplay
a script written for the movies
montage
several images appear on the screen at once
personification
a figure of speech in which an inanimate object is given human characteristicsq
long shot
a camera shot from afar
malinger
tho pretend to be sick or injured so as to avoid reality
flashback
the insertion of an earlier event into the normal chronologicall sequence of a narrative
dissolve to
a new scene si blended in with a scene being faded out
Allusion
a reference to a statement, a person, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology,politics, or science
teleplay
a play written for, and shown on, television
beat
a pause or break
Dialect
a form of language used in a certain geograpic region; it is distiguished from the standard form of the language by pronunciation, grammar, and/or vocabulary
rambled
talked too much and too fast
conflict
The main source of dramam and tension is a piece of literature; the differences between persons or force that brings about dramtic action
setting
the time and place in which the story occurs
foreshadowing
the use of clues to give readers a hint of eventsthat will occur later on
complacent
a calm or satisfied feeling about oneself
ornery
having a irritable sngry grouchy personality
cut to
a sudden change from one scene or character to another
cavort
to leap or dance about in a lively manner
simile
a figure of speech that uses like or as to compare 2 unlike things
unadulterated
pure; unmixed with other things
nonchalant
seeming to be carefree and unconcerned
allotted
to assign as a share or portion
imagery
language that appeals to the senses; the use of figures of sheech or vivid descriptions to produce mental images
irony
the use of wrds to express teh opposite of their literal meaning
resolution
the part of the plot from the climax to the ending where teh main dramatic conflict is worked out
Climax
The moment when the action in a story reaches its gretest conflict
idiom
a phrase or expression the is usualy not taken literally.
plot
the arrangement or sequence of events in a story
narrator
the character who tells the story
trek
a journey or a trip
pan
moving the camera to shoot from one side to another
mtaphor
a figure of speech that compares 2 unlike things without the use of like or as

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