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Transkript Literary Terms and Text Types – Literarische Grundbegriffe und Textsorten (2)

Hello, this is Christopher here and today we will look at important literary terms and text types, part two. This video will only be in English, so you may need a dictionary to understand everything and you may need to pause the video in order to look the words up in the dictionary. Today we will look at the following terms: -monologue - narrator - novel - parable - playwright - point of view - protagonist - satire - setting - short story - suspense and - theme

Monologue: A monologue is when a single character speaks in a play. There are two kinds of monologues: Aside: In an aside the character addresses the audience with comments or ideas while the other characters are on stage but do not seem to hear. In a soliloquy the character shares his or her thoughts alone.

Narrator: The narrator is not to be confused with the author. The narrator is the person who recounts the story. There is a first person narrator. A first person narrator is part of the story itself and has a limited perspective or limited point of view. For example: "I remember the first time I saw the ocean." A third person narrator is outside of the story and events of the text. For example: "John remembered the first time he saw the ocean." The third person narrator can either be allknowing omniscient narrator or have only a limited perspective on what happens in the text. Novel: A novel is a longer text that contains a complex plot and that is usually broken up in two chapters and has many settings, characters etc.

Parable: A parable is a short story made to illustrate or teach some truth, principles or moral lesson. Playwright: The playwright is the author of a play.

Point of view: Point of view is the perspective of narration in a text. There are two kind s of point of view: Limited point of view where one character can only see part of what happens in the story and omniscient point of view where the character can see all elements in the story. Protagonist: The protagonist is the leading character in a text. Satire: A satire is any text that criticizes a subject or individual using humour. Often in a satire political, religious or moral conventions are criticized. A classic example of satire is Jonathan Swift's essay " A Modest Proposal". In "A Modest Proposal" Swift suggests that the people of England eat babies to solve the problem of poverty and starvation. Of course, Swift is not serious. He rather wants people to think about politics. Setting: Setting is the time, place, context of a literary or dramatic text. Short story: Short stories are shorter and often less complex than novels. Suspense: Suspense is excitement triggered by uncertainty and anticipation in a text. This anticipation often comes before the climax. Theme: A theme is a central idea or the central ideas behind a text. In William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" love, family and loyalty are all themes.   Good job! Along with part one, we have now reviewed a wide range of literary terms and text types. This is Christopher saying: see you next time! Hello, this is Christopher here and today we will look at important literary terms and text types, part two. This video will only be in English, so you may need a dictionary to understand everything and you may need to pause the video in order to look the words up in the dictionary. Today we will look at the following terms: -monologue - narrator - novel - parable - playwright - point of view - protagonist - satire - setting - short story - suspense and - theme

Monologue: A monologue is when a single character speaks in a play. There are two kinds of monologues: Aside: In an aside the character addresses the audience with comments or ideas while the other characters are on stage but do not seem to hear. In a soliloquy the character shares his or her thoughts alone.

Narrator: The narrator is not to be confused with the author. The narrator is the person who recounts the story. There is a first person narrator. A first person narrator is part of the story itself and has a limited perspective or limited point of view. For example: "I remember the first time I saw the ocean." A third person narrator is outside of the story and events of the text. For example: "John remembered the first time he saw the ocean." The third person narrator can either be allknowing omniscient narrator or have only a limited perspective on what happens in the text. Novel: A novel is a longer text that contains a complex plot and that is usually broken up in two chapters and has many settings, characters etc.

Parable: A parable is a short story made to illustrate or teach some truth, principles or moral lesson. Playwright: The playwright is the author of a play.

Point of view: Point of view is the perspective of narration in a text. There are two kind s of point of view: Limited point of view where one character can only see part of what happens in the story and omniscient point of view where the character can see all elements in the story. Protagonist: The protagonist is the leading character in a text. Satire: A satire is any text that criticizes a subject or individual using humour. Often in a satire political, religious or moral conventions are criticized. A classic example of satire is Jonathan Swift's essay " A Modest Proposal". In "A Modest Proposal" Swift suggests that the people of England eat babies to solve the problem of poverty and starvation. Of course, Swift is not serious. He rather wants people to think about politics. Setting: Setting is the time, place, context of a literary or dramatic text. Short story: Short stories are shorter and often less complex than novels. Suspense: Suspense is excitement triggered by uncertainty and anticipation in a text. This anticipation often comes before the climax. Theme: A theme is a central idea or the central ideas behind a text. In William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" love, family and loyalty are all themes.   Good job! Along with part one, we have now reviewed a wide range of literary terms and text types. This is Christopher saying: see you next time!

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