ORAL INTERPRETATION TERMS
It is necessary to understand the meaning of these terms and their application to the skill of oral interpretation.
Preview: good literature: universality, individuality, and suggestion.
Chapter 1: Body:
kinesics: posture and stance, muscle tension and gestures,
facial expression, eye contact, empathy.
Chapter 2: Voice:
intelligibility, rate, volume, force, pitch, timbre, habitual rate,
planned pause,random pause, paralinguistic, content level,
Chapter 3: Sense Memory:
tactile, visual, auditory, gustatory, thermal, kinesthetic and olfactory,
open focus, closed focus.
Chapter 4: Descriptive Prose:
imagery, sensory experience, environment, tactile imagery, thermal
imagery, kinesthetic imagery, visualization
Chapter 5: Narrative Prose:
plot, setting, characters, motivation, author’s attitude, narrator, point
of view, first person narrator: major character, minor character, third
person narrator: omniscient, limited omniscient (sentient center),
objective, scene, characterization: visible action, voice, muscle memory,
character placement, placement points.
Chapter 6: Drama:
plot, setting, characterization, exposition, rising action, conflict,
climactic point, denouement, protagonist, antagonist, stage
Chapter 7: Poetry:
rhythm, meter, foot, iambic pentameter, blank verse,
trochaic, anapestic, dactylic, connotation, sense imagery,
simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, paradox, irony,
onomatopoeia, alliteration, assonance, consonance, lyric poetry,
narrative poetry, dramatic poetry.