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Literary Elements

TermDefinition
nonfiction writing that is based on fact
fiction writing that includes made up stories, events, and people.
biography book about someone that is written by someone else.
autobiography book about someone's own life written by them.
narrative poem tells a story
Lyric poems makes the reader feel emotions/mood
monologue speech given by one person on stage when others are on stage to the audience
soliloquy speech given on stage by one person and are on stage alone
aside short comment to audience or another character in play
plot sequence of events in a story
exposition setting, characters, and conflict introduced
climax turning point
resolution/denouement final section of plot/ties up the loose ends of story.
flashback is a scene or event that happened before the beginning of a story (sometimes interrupts a scene).
foreshadowing giving clues about something before it happens
Theme The message that the author wants you to take away from a story.
Inference making a guess based on information from text
First person point of view "I did this, I did that" I, me, we
Third person omniscient A narrator outside of the action can see everything and everywhere. He, she, they
Third person Limited A narrator outside of the action tells about one character and only tells about them.
Created by: adarlington1 on 2014-04-29



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