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Literary Vocab.

Literary Vocab. 3/27 or 3/28

TermDefinition
Narrator The person telling the story.
Narrative A story with a beginning, middle, end, characters and conflict.
Plot The sequence of events in a story.
Exposition The introduction. It introduces the characters and setting.
Rising Action A series of events that builds from the conflict. This portion of the plot ends with the climax.
Conflicts Problems that take place on a story.
Climax The major turning point of the story.
Falling Action Events after the climax, leading to the resolution.
Resolution End of the story where all lose ends are tied up.
Mood The FEELING created by a literary work or passage.
Paraphrase To restate in your own words. The message does NOT shorten in length.
Style Anything special or unique about the way a writer writes.
Predict Using prior knowledge to explain what you think will happen in the future.
Irony When the opposite of what you think will happen happens.
Dramatic Irony When a reader of aware something that a character isn't.
Text Organisation The way in which an author presents the information in their article or story: chronological order (sequencing), problem/solution, cause and effect, compare-contrast, and describing.
Chronological Order (Sequencing) The order in which events happen in time.
Foreshadowing The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot.
Inference Using text evidence and your own prior knowledge to make an educated guess about something that is not directly stated.
Summary Give the main point of idea and the most important details.
Tone The ATTITUDE with which a text or part of a text is written Ex: serious, humorous, etc.
Evidence Supporting materials used to prove of disprove something.
Fact A concept whose truth can be proved.
Opinion A personal belief or judgement that is not founded of proof or certainty - an assumption.
Thesis The primary position taken by a writer.
Narrative Poetry Poetry that tells a story. It has a beginning, middle, end, characters, and conflict.
Lyric Poetry Poetry that expresses the thoughts and feelings about one topic.
Imagrery Writing that appeals to one or more of the five senses and helps create a mental picture.
Alliteration Use of the same constant sound in words next to each other.
Onomatopoeia Words that make sounds - bam.
Metaphor Comparing two unlike things by saying one is the other.
Simile Comparing two unlike things using like or as.
Characterization Writing that reveals the personality of a character.
Rhythm A pattern of sounds that you hear when reading.
Antagonist The character who opposes the main character.
Portaganist The main character in the story.
Symbol Something that represents something else in a literary work.
Theme A reoccurring idea of concept in a story.
Created by: jrpeeler
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