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English 1 words

TermDefinition
allusion Passing reference or indirect mention.
aside A line spoken by an actor not intended for others on stage.
bias Cause to be prejudice.
connotation The internal content of a term or concept.
coherence Logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts.
clause An expression including a subject and predicate.
comedy A light and humorous drama with a happy ending.
claim Assert or affirm strongly.
denotation The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression.
diction The manner in which something is expressed in words.
evidence Your basis for belief or disbelief.
foil Anything that contrasts with and enhances something else.
inference Drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence.
monologue A dramatic speech by a single actor.
mood A characteristic state of feeling.
objective Undistorted by emotion or personal bias.
plot The story that is told as in a novel, play, movie, ect.
purpose What something is used for.
soliloquy A speech you make to yourself.
static Showing little if any change.
subjective Taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias.
theme A unifying idea that is a recurring element in literary work.
tone A quality that reveals the attitudes of the author.
tragedy Drama exciting terror or pity.
characterization The act of describing essential features.
hyperbole Extravagant exaggeration.
plagiarism Taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own.
protagonist The principal character in a work of fiction.
antagonist Someone who offers opposition.
conflict An open clash between two opposing groups.
Created by: Jessdinm