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Literary Terms


Characterization - physical description & personality of a character.
Theme - central message, purpose, or concern in a literary work.
Setting - time, place, and general environment of a literary work.
Tone - author's attitude towards the story.
Plot - sequence of events in a literary work.
Satire - literature that makes fun of someone or something.
Fantasy - literature that contains events, etc, not found in real life.
Suspense - a felling of anxious uncertainty about what may outcome of events.
Climax - the highest point/turning point, in a literary work.
Conflict - the problem in the story.
Conflict Resolution - the part in the story where the problem has been resolved.
Symbol - something that represents something else.
Voice - the personality of the author coming threw the words.
Point of View - who is telling the story.
Mood - the climate of feeling in the story created by the author's choice of details, objects, works, and setting.
Created by: Coolness505