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,

            relationship 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

            directions, blocking.


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.