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L.A. Literary Terms

The reference to a famous person. Allusion
The highest point of suspense. Climax
A form of language as it is spoken in a certain place or among a certain group of people. It has its own Punctuations, spellings, and expressions. Dialect
The character that changes a lot in the story. Dialect Character
Sequence of related events that make up a story: its the action or what happens in the story. Most follow a regular pattern. Plot
The final stage in which loose ends are tied up and the story is brought to a close. Resolution
The comparison of 2 unlike things. Such as like, as, or resemblles. Simile
Anything that stands for or represents something else. Symbol
Connecting words that let readers know how ideas are related. Transitions
Time and place of action of the story, poem, or play. Setting
The main character. Protagonist
The kind of writing that tells a story. Narrative
A contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens. Irony
Words and phrases that appeal to the readers senses. Imagery
Prose writing that tells an imaginary story. Fiction
A person, animal, or imaginary creature that takes part in the action or the literary work. Character
The person or force that works against the protagonist. Antagonist
A struggle between 2 opposing forces. Conflict
A scene in literary work that interrupts the present action to describe an event that took place at an earlier time. Flashback
The term used to identify the major categories of literature. Genre
A logical guess or conclusion based on the evidence. Inference
The giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea. Personification
A comparison of 2 unlike things that haves some quality in common. Metaphor
The repeated use of any element of language- a sound, a word, a line, or a grammatical structure. Repetition
A work of fiction that can generally be read in one sitting. Short Story
The feeling of growing tension and excitement felt my a reader. Suspense
Refers to the techniques a writer uses to create and develop a character. Characterization.
A picture in words or a scene, a character, or an object. Descriptive
Get a clearer understanding. Clarify
A conversation between 2 or more characters. Dialogue
Goes beyond dictionary meaning of words to create fresh and original descriptions. Figurative Language
Refers to a writers use of hints that suggests events that'll occur later in the story. Foreshadowing
The central idea that a writer expresses in his or her work. Main Idea
A lesson or guide for living that you can apply to your own life. Moral
Perspective from which the story was told. Point of View
The character that changed little or not at all during the story. Static Character
To tell briefly in your own words the main ideas to a piece of writing, omitting to unimportant details. Summarize
The message about life or human nature communicated by a work or literature. Theme
Set in as the character try to resolve the conflict. Complication
Introduces the characters and the conflict they face. Exposition
A feeling created in the reader by a literary work. Mood
The work of fiction that no longer and more complex than a short story. Novel
Post writing that presents and explains ideas about real people, places, objects, and events. Non-Fiction
Writing that is mean to make its audience adopt a certain opinion, or perform an action, or do both. Persuasion
The narrator is one of the characters in the story and uses pronouns such as I, me, and we. The reader sees the events of the story and other characters only trough the eyes of the narrator. First Person
The narrator brings us into the mind of only one character. Third Person Limited
The narrator is not in the story and related the story using pronouns such as he, she, or it. Third Person
The all knowing point of view. The Narrator knows everything about the characters and can see into their mind. Third Person Omniscient
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