Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
The Name GameThe Name Game
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
You Watchin'? Check in - Watcher Thank Yous+PointsHello Deviants!
So it's 2013, and so far, I have not posted anything for the new year. Eh... perhaps you're happy about that, or perhaps, you're feeling that I wasn't festive enough... So let's be festive. Deviant style.
I would like to thank a few of my watchers for watching me and making 2013 a year to remember. So I will randomly be giving out:
5 Selection features (I will choose a selection from your gallery to feature)
All you have to do:
Fave this journal
Comment with your favorite PLZ account, emote, or write something fun
This also doubles as my watcher-check in. I feel like this is more fun than just a boring poll [Shrug]
Happy new year deviants!
Fella's Dictionary: A - EA • B • C • D • E
AdCast /ad-kast/. noun; deviantART’s art advertising platform.
Add Media /ad mee-dee-uh/. noun; available when creating journals, blogs and comments, this button allows a deviant to easily add official and community emoticons or thumbnails from the conversation, the community or a deviant’s own sta.sh
Related: Premium Member, Comment
Admin Area /ad-min e-ree-uh/. noun; The location where administrators (or contributors) of a group can manage members and have private discussions.
Located at: http://groupname.deviantart.com/admin/
Related: Group, Contributor
Alpha Tester /al-fuh tes-ter/. noun; a deviant selected to test alpha-s
Fella's Dictionary: K - OK • L • M • N • O
Keyword /kee-wurd/. noun; a word entered into a search or new deviation that makes finding the item easier when it is searched for.
Related: Deviation, Submission
Llama Badge /lah-muh ba-j/. noun; originally released on April Fools Day in 2010, the llama badge is a fun and free badge that can be given to any deviant.
Related: Badge, Llama Trade
Llama Trade /lah-muh treyd/. noun, verb; an automated process that allows a deviant to “bribe” other deviants using Points to give them llama badges.
Related: Badge, Llama Badge
Fella's Dictionary: P - TP • Q • R • S • T
PM [Premium Membership] /pee-em/. noun; an acronym for Premium Membership.
Related: Premium Membership, Subscription
Premium Member /pree-mee-uh-m mem-ber/. noun; a member that has purchased a Premium Membership.
Related: PM, Premium Membership, Subscription
Premium Membership /pree-mee-uh-m mem-ber-ship/. noun; a special paid membership program on deviantART which unlocks many additional features, such as Scheduled Submit, up to 10GB of sta.sh storage space, extra page customization options, and much more.
Related: PM [Premium Member], Subscription