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Eng III Short Story

TermDefinition
situational irony when something unexpected happens in a story
verbal irony when a character says something that isn’t true
dramatic irony when the reader knows something the characters in the story don’t know
internal conflict when a character makes a decision
external conflict when a character is going against other people or nature
direct characterization when an author tells you what kind of person a character is (mean, nice)
indirect characterization when an author makes you figure out what kind of person the character is
diction word choice
suspense when an author makes you nervous about what is about to happen
mood how a story makes you feel
tone how an author feels about the topic
foreshadow when an author gives a hint something is about to happen later in the story
theme topic or lesson in a story
symbolism when one object represents another object
level 1 questions answers to these questions can be found in the story
level 2 questions discussion questions that refer to the story
level 3 questions discussion questions that don’t refer to the story. They refer to themes from the story
connections a book, movie, or life event that a story reminds you of
imagery details describing what a person sees, hears, smells, tastes, and feels as he reads a story
flashback when a story refers to a previous event
Created by: lryan
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