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Rachel's lit terms

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rhythm series of stressed and unstressed syllables
rhythm repetition of syllable sounds
imagery descriptive language appealing to the senses
foreshadowing hints or clues of what is going to happen
first person the person in the story - I and me
characterization how a character is developed by a writer
denotation dictionary definition of a word
connotation feelings added to a meaning of a word
literal language plain language - no adjevtives
figurative language descritive "picture" language
alliteration repetition of consonant sounds
mood the feeling of a work
irony anything that is not as you would expect it to be
point of view who is telling the story
setting time and place of a work
plot the series of events in a work
theme main idea of a work
climax high point of the story, culmination
moral the lesson taught in a work
flashback break in actoin to go back in time
stereotype a fixed idea about a character or situation
conflict any struggle or problem
resolution of a story how the problem or situation of the story is woked out - concluded - finalized
symbol a person, place, event or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well



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