Academic Vocabulary
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
The Brief History of the Short Story
The Leap
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
100

The first part of a plot chart

What is exposition?

100

The setting (time period) of the story

What is the Civil War?

200

The vantage point where there is an all knowing narrator

What is third person omniscient?

200
The name of the protagonist (first and last name)

Who is Peyton Farquhar?

300

The arrangement or ordering of events in a text

Plot Structure

300

The number of sections in the story

What is three?

400
A reoccurring image, idea, or object that reinforces a theme

What is motif?

400

The point of view shifts between these two third person options

What is omniscient and limited?

500

The omission of conjunctions in a sentence for rhythm or stylistic effect

What is asyndeton?

500

The literary technique/writing style where Peyton's ideas are revealed as they happen

What is stream of consciousness?

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