Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

SL's Lit. Elements

Definitions of Literary Elements (from Mrs. K) All of the * marks = important

ARCHETYPE something seen so often in literature that it has *universal signifigance*
PROTAGONIST the character that *moves the story forward*
DYNAMIC a character that *changes* somehow in the story.
ANTAGONIST the *adversary* of the protagonist (goes against)
FLAT CHARACTER a character *we do not know much* about
STATIC CHARACTER a character who *does not change*
CONFLICT a *problem* faced by the character(s)
DICTION *word choice* for a certain effect
DENOTATIVE *definition*. the word's meaning
CONNOTATION the *feeling* implied by the word
FLASHBACK to interrupt the action to *look back*
FORESHADOWING *hints* about the answer of the conflict/ what is to come
IMAGERY *descriptive*. sensory writing
MOOD the atmosphere or *main emotion*
EXPOSITION the *introduction*, what happens before the action begins
DENOEMENT (note: that is note DENOUNCEMENT) final *wrapping up* of the story
RHETORICAL SHIFT a *realization* or change in thinking of the reader or character, the "lightbulb going off"
SYNTAX the *arrangement* of words ex. Sarah said vs. said Sarah
ALLUSION a reference to something outside the story
HYPERBOLE extreme *exaggeration*
VERBAL IRONY saying one thing and *meaning another*
SITUATIONAL IRONY then a situation turns out *different than expected*
DRAMATIC IRONY a character saying something that is not ironic to him, but is ironic to the reader and other characters
MOTIF a *recurring image* happening throughout the story
SARCASM (the key to life) saying one thing and *meaning another*
SATIRE *poking fun* at something in order to expoe human folly or a societal problem.
Created by: 100002158110826