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9th grade honors

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TermDefinition
1st person point of view narrator is a character in the story, the "I" in the story
3rd person point of view, limited point of veiw the narrator reveals the thoughts of only one character, referring to that character as " he" or "she"
3rd person point of view omniscient the narrator knows everything about the story's events and reveals the thoughts of all the characters
allusion reference in a work of literature to a character, place or situation from another work of literature, music, art, or history
antagonist in conflict with the main character
climax the emotional high point of the story
connotation the unspoken or unwritten meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition, or denotation.
metaphor a figure of speech that compares or equates two or more things that have something in common... does NOT use "like" or "as"
mood the feeling or atmosphere that an author creates in a literary work
moral a practical lesson about right and wrong conduct
myth a traditional story of anonymous origin that deals with goddesses, gods, heroes, and supernatural events
narrator storyteller
oxymoron a figure of speech in which that is a combination of seemingly contradictory words
personification a figure of speech in which an animal, object, force of nature, or idea is given human characteristics or qualities
plot sequence of events in a story
point of view relationship of the narrator to the story
protagonist main character that experiences conflict in a story
resolution presents the final outcome of the story
rising actions occurs as complications, twists, or intensification of the conflict occur
setting Time (ideas, customs, values, and beliefs), place of story's actions
simile compares two things using "like" or "as"
situational irony when the actual outcome of a situation is the opposite of what is expected
started theme directly presented in the story
theme central idea or message of a story, often a perception about life or human nature
implied theme inferred by considering all the elements of the story and asking what message about life is conveyed
conflict struggle between opposing forces
external conflict occurs between a character and an outside force, such as another character, nature, society, or fate
internal conflict takes place within the mind of a character who is torn between different courses of action
exposition introduces the story's characters, setting, and conflict
Inciting event event that sets the plot in motion
Falling action logical result of the climax
fable short, usually simple tale that demonstrates a moral and sometimes uses animal characters...themes are typically stated outright
flashback an earlier episode, conversation, or event is inserted into the sequence of the story
foreshadowing Author uses of clues that hint at events that will occur later in the plot
genre category or type of literature characterized by a particular form or style
Hero main character in a literary work, typically one whose character or deeds inspire the admiration of the reader
Imagery the "word pictures" that writers use to help evoke an emotional response in readers
Irony contrast between appearance and reality
Verbal irony when a person says one thing and means another
Dramatic irony When the reader knows something that a character doesn't know
Symbol an object, a person, a place, or an experience that represents something else, usually something abstract
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