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Literary terms

Terms

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plot
the sequence of related events that make up the story
Simile
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind
Sensory language
a language that uses words from the 5 senses
setting
the time and place of where the story is taking place, sometimes its clear and other times is unclear
Figurative language-
a speech or writing that departs from a literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning
Satire
a comedy where you take something serious and make a spoof of it
Imagery
visually descriptive or figurative language especially in a literary work
character
a person or animal that takes part in the story PROTAGONIST: the leading character or one of the major characters in the story ANTAGONIST: a character or outside force that has conflict with the main character(s)
Literal Language
the words written or said mean exactly what the words mean, i need a hand give me a real live hand
Motive
a reason for doing something especially one that is hidden or `not obvious
Style
a way of using language, like journalistic
Rising Actions
the conflict gets bigger and more extreme as the story unflods
climax
the turning point of maximum interest, the conflict is usually resolved and the outcome becomes clearer
resolution
the tying up of loose ends and the story is brought to an end
conflict
a struggle EXTERNAL: between a character and another character or a force of nature INTERNAL: a struggle between a character and a force of nature or an outside force
Subtext
an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or conversation.
Genre
a division or type of literature, mystery, drama, non-fiction
Repetition/Rhythm
the action of repeating something that has already been said or written
Atmosphere/ mood
a feeling created by a literary work, including images and dialogue
Flashback
a scene in a movie or novel, etc., set in a time earlier than than the main story
Theme
a central message, concern, or purpose in a literary work, it can be expressed as a generalization
Irony
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
Tone
a manner of expression in writing
Voice
a particular opinion or attitude expressed by speech or writing
Foreshadowing
a warning of indication for a future event in a movie or novel
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
Symbol
a thing that represents or stands for something else
Point of view
a. a human being regarded as an individual b. the use of he she of a characters name the narrator knows and tells how each character thinks
Verb Tense
the tense the author chooses to write with
Hyperbole
an exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be taken literally
exposition
found at the beginning of a story or play; intro the characters and settings
Personification
a figure intended to represent an abstract quality or trait

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