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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 69

Dramatic Irony When an author makes the reader privy to information, situations and events while keep the characters in the dark. It heightens the sense of drama through anticipation by making the reader a voyeur. Edward C. Patterson Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 68

Jargon The specialized language of a professional, occupational, or cultural nature that is often meaningless to persons outside the group. IE: SNAFU. Situation Normal, all... Edward C. Patterson Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thank You

I want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers during this hard time for my family. Dad was laid to rest yesterday - in style - with a full military funeral and a 21 guns salute. He's laid beside Mom and is at peace. Now, because I know it is his wish, I'm getting back on the horse and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I'll Be Back

Sorry for being sporatic, but my Dad passed away yesterday, November 11th - Veteran's Day. But I assure all that I will be back in the Jargon saddle soon. Edward C. Patterson Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 67

The split infinitive an American grammatical error common enough, because it colloquially scans. This is when the root verb form (to be, to see, to fall) has an additional word, mostly an adverb between the to and the verb. ie. to finely see, to gloriously rule. Although it is probably good to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 66

A POV Fringe a word or phrase that legitimizes a clause that would otherwise violate point of view (POV). For example, in a 3rd person limited POV, where Mary is the POV, Martin thought the sun was bright, is fringed to fit POV: Martin probably thought the sun was bright, so squinted. OR Martin... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 65

A Pirandello a technique which has the characters directly constructing the novel either with or without the author's help and directly appealing to the reader. Named after Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. In films, this is called an audience wink, where direct contact... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 64

A Horse Opera a novel set in the wild, wild west. Ed Patterson Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 63

Pastoral a novel extoling the life and ways of county living. (Shades of Martha Stewart to wearing orange as a fashion statement). Edward C. Patterson Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 62

Zeugma (pronouned zoygma) the use of a single word to modify more than one objects, usually to create irony or humor. The classic Zeugma is Dickens. Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave. Edwarfd C. Patterson Sign in to see full entry.

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