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Mid term 2

Terms

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internal rhyme
"A poem should be motionless in time / As the Moon climbs...."
biography
The story or a person's lire written by another person
Irony
contrast between appearance reality; usually is opposit of what it seems; situational irony; dramatic irony; verbal irony
Setting
the time and place where a plot takes place
autobiography
The story of one's life written by himself.
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds in a beginning of words
works cited page
a list of sources used in an essay or paper
Type of Conflict
evaluating conflict by 5 categories: relationship, data, interest, structural, value
Theme
the underlying message of the story; the central idea behind the story; an expression of the author's attitude
Iambic Penameter
has 10 syllables in each line
round character
A character who demonstrates complexity and many qualities during the course a work of literature
Onomatopoeia
use of words whose sounds echo their meanings - buzz, whisper, murmur, gargle
Sonnet
have 5 feet in each line
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces. Types are external and internal.
Fragment sentence
Hiked on teh grassy path.
Protagonist
Leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work
_
is the sympbowl fo runstressed syllables.
/
is the symbol for stressed syllables
flat character
is one-sided and often stereotypical
structure of a works cited page
Title, Alphabetical order, double spaced
Internal Rhyme
a rhyme created by two or more words iin the same line of a verse
Foot
a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
Lyrical poetry
short poems; single person expresses feeling and thoughts
Resolution
conclusion of the story, unfolding of the theme
biographer
a writer who has written a true story or book about someone's life
Simile
A figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles.
Falling Action
In the plot of a story or play, the action following the climax of the work that moves it towards its denouement or resolution.
Sestet
Six lines of poetry, especially the last six lines of a Petrarchan, or Italian, sonnet.
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Rising Action
A set of complications, conflicts, and crises in a story, novel, or play that leads to the climax and resolution of the action.
plagiarism
The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
plot
events of a story or narrative with a variety or sequencing paterns, what happens in a story
Climax
the moment of greatest emotional tension in a narrative, usually marking a turning point in the plot at which the rising action reverses to become the falling action
form of plagiarism
copying an article from a newspaper and saying you wrote it
Alliteration
"The wicked witch of the west wounded the wretched wolf"
Two types of Sonnets
Shakesperean and Petrarchan
Rhythm
in poetry, a pattern of stressed and unstressed sounds; in prose, some sort of recurrence (for example, of a motif) at approximately identical intervals
dynamic character
a character who undergoes change during the story
Exposition
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work, that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances. Exposition explains what has gone on before, the relationships between characters, the development of a theme, and the introduction of a conflict.
Sentence
A stream swept by.
metaphor
"Life is a barren field / Frozen with snow."
Narrative Poetry
tells a story or recounts events; has plot, setting; theme - short story or novel
Run-on sentence
This was teh best day of my life I won the contest.
Characterization
The act or creating and developing a character by showing or telling what the character looks like, says, or does, as well as the wan other characters react to him or her.
antagonist
The major character-in a narrative or drama who works against the hero.
iamb
a metrical foot in poetry that has an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, as in the word protect
Pesonification
"A narrow wind complains all day / How someone treated him."

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