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Literary terms 1

A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well. symbol
What bird is the symbol of our country? The bald eagle
a general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals. theme
"Be careful what you wish for" is an example of this. Theme
A person or animal in a story, play, or literary work. Character
The leading character (hero or heroine) in a literary work. Protagonist
The adversary of the protagonist Antagonist
The way a writer reveals the personality of a character. Characterization
Characterization revealed by Speech, Thoughts, Effect on others, Actions, Looks Indirect characterization.
A contrast between expectation and reality. Irony
Created by: judi829