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Literary Terms 3


Exposition The part of a story or play that explains the background or makes conflict clear.
Falling Action The action that takes place in a story after the climax and that resolves the conflict.
First Person Point of View Told from the perspective on one character in the story. Designated by the pronoun 'I'.
Flashback When a story's sequence is interrupted and a character goes back to an earlier time.
Foreshadowing The use of clues that suggest events yet to come.
Genre A French word meaning form or type. Literary genres are novel, essay, poetry, play. Subgenres typically include: Horror, Drama, Romance, etc. when referencing film/literature.
Hyperbole Exaggerating or stretching the truth for literary effect. "My shoes are killing me!“
Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia-The use of words that imitate sounds, as in buzz, hiss, or murmur.
magery Words that describe sights, sounds, movements and recreate sensory experience.
Irony When something is different than it is supposed to be or thought to be. Kinds of irony include verbal, dramatic, and situational.
Metaphor Comparison of two unlike things without using 'like' or 'as.'
Simile A comparison of two unlike things using the word 'like' or 'as.' Love is like a rose.
Created by: ryanflood34