Midterm Madness — English


Shreya Chaudhary, Co-Editor in-Chief, Staff Writer

Stressed for the English midterm? Never fear! Here are a few comics on some of the concepts you will need to know.

Magical Realism: A genre of fiction in which elements of fantasy, myth, or the supernatural are included in a narrative that is otherwise objective and realistic. (By the way, I am impartial to pineapple on pizza; I’m not trying to start any wars. That was just my first thought of something controversial.)

Peripeteia: A sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances. Not only did the main character not know they were playing Uno, not War, but Fate pulled out the reverse card. Ouch.

Realism of Zoom: Represents reality by portraying mundane, everyday experiences as they are in real life. This was a pretty mundane comic.

Apostrophe: A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love. This comic is just sort of sad—no one exists.


Bonus Comics

Catharsis: The release of strong emotions, usually in a literary format. I don’t know where else to find quality cathartic content besides the #vent channel.