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Glossary of Robstown Literary Terms

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The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together.



alliteration


A story that tries to explain how something began or came to be.




myth



A form of figurative language that gives a non-human thing human characteristics.



Personification


Mystery,romance,science fiction, westerns,and coming of age novels are different types of



Genres


The use of descriptive language is



Imegry


A story that often has a religious or moral lesson is a



Parable


Where a story takes place time date, location, etc. Is its



Setting




The person telling the story is the



Narrator


Conversions between characters in a story or actors in a play is



Dialogue


A ____________ is a struggle between two opposing forces



Conflict


Which literally term refers to (is about) the people in the story?



Protagonist


Which literally term refers to the turning point in a story?



Climax


An indirect reference to a person or situation in another literary work is an example of ____________ ?



Allusion


"He jumped like a kangaroo" is an example of _________ language.



Figurative


The ___________ is a story's hero.



Protagonist


Alliteration is the repetition of _________ sounds at the beginning of words.



Consonant


A word that sounds like its meaning, especially describing noises



Dnomatopoeia


Using hints or clues in a story suggesting future events is ___________ ?



Foreshadowing


The ___________ is the opposite of the story's hero.



Antagonist


_____________ is purposeful exaggeration of something, like in a tall tale.



Hyperbole


Calling a toddler a "rug rat" is using a _________ .



Metaphor


This is the attitude writers take toward their subject, characters, and audience.



Tone


An object or action that means something more than its literal meaning is ____________ .


Symbol

Example: The bird of night (owl is a symbol of death).



The snake slowly, silently, slithered towards its prey is an example of :



Alliteration


The words, "bang", "whoosh" and "bark" are examples of:



Onomatopoeia


"Her hair is like gold" and as strong as an ox are examples of:



Similes


"The cruel wind tore off the roof house" is an example of:



Personification


Which literally term refers to that part of a story in which the problem or struggle is solved?



Resolution


Which literally term refers to the message
about life a story relays to (gives) the reader?



Theme


___________ is the literary term that refers to the feeling a story crates in the reader.



Mood


A story with usually just one major conflict and one main character is a _________ ?



Short story


The literary term that refers to the action or sequence of events in a story is __________ ?



A plot


The ways a author reveals (shows) important aspects about the people in a story is called:



Characterization


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