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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 prejudiced
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 light and humorous drama with a happy ending
claim assert or affirm strongly
denotation 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, etc.
purpose what something is used for
soliloquy 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 recurrent 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: Tslayton