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Chapt. 5

Symbol and Figurative Language Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Action events recounted in a fictional work
Plot The way the author sequences and paces the events so as to shape our response and interpretation
Foreshadowing author gives subtle hints or clues as to what will happen later in the story.
Subplot a plot that receives significantly less time and attention than the main plot
Discriminated Occation author slows down story's action to focus in on a particular moment or scene
Conflict central struggle in a story
Exposition first part of the plot that introduces characters and situations
Climax the moment when the outcome of a plot and the fates of the characters are decided
Epiphany sudden revelation of truth inspired by seemingly trivial events.
Tragedy plot lines that follow the undoing of a character and usually end in death
Comedy plot lines that follow the character to happiness and usually end in happy events such as marriage.
Narrator voice who guides the reader along in a story as if the words were being spoken out loud.
Narrator Focus the visual angle that the narrator takes to tell the story
Point of view voice and focus of the narrator who shows the reader what things to focus on and which characters are favorable and unfavorable
Third Person Narrator external narrator who is not part of the story
First Person Narrator narrator who uses "I" as they tell a story
Unreliable Narrator first person narrator who reveals flaws about the narrator or gives false information about other characters in the story
Created by: lorigrabiec