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Reading sol terms

Mrs Holm's SOL reading terms

exposition establishes setting
protagonist main character
dialect regional language
drama story meant to be performed by actors
omniscient P.O.V. storyteller knows all of the charaters thoughts
satire ridicules the faults of a society or indiv.
first person P.O.V character in the story tells it
paradox contradictory statement
metaphor one thing spoken of as if it is another
hyperbole grand exaggeration
simile comparison using like or as
personification nonhuman subject assigned human qualities
foreshadow hint of events to come
alliteration reretition of initial consonant sounds
allusion literary reference to a well known person or event
symbol object that stands for something else
irony surprising unexpected contradiction
pun play on words
tone writers attitude toward his subject
diction word choice
mood feeling created in the reader
characterization the act of developing a character
third person limited P.O.V storytell knows the thoughts of only one character
syntax word arrangement in a sentence
imagery descriptive language-creates mood
climax height of action
allegory A story with multiple levels of meaning
flashback reference to an event that has already occured
cliche phrase that has become overused
foil a character whose traits are in opposition to the protagonist
understatement to down play the obvious
archetype a character type that apears over and over inliterature ( stereotype)
climax the highest pt of interest in a story
conflict a struggle between opposing forces
allegory a story that acts as a metaphor
monologue a speech made by a character on stage that reveals his innermost thoughts and feelings
author's purpose The reason for his writing- answers the question, why did he write this?
Created by: hollyholm
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