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hayy literary terms

lord of the flies

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imagery the use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
tone the writers attitude toward the material and/or readers.
mood the climate of feeling in a literary work
foreshadowing the introduction early in a story of verbal and dramatic hints that suggest what is to come later
theme the central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work. a theme provides a unifying point around which the plot, characters, setting, point of view, symbols, and other elements of a work are organized.
alliteration repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within
symbol something that on the surface is its literal self but which also has another meaning or even several meanings
coming of age novel where the character has several experiences that changes them and matures them
conflict the struggle within the plot between opposing forces. the protagonist engages in conflict with the antagonist
omniscient narrator multiple points of view
limited narrator the narrator is an outside who sees into the mind of one of the characters
soliloquy a dramatic convention by means of which a character alone on stage utters his or her thoughts aloud
monologue character recites a long paragraph with people on stage
personification human characteristics are given to inanimate objects
stereotype a fixed notion, opinion , image of a person or group of people
plot what happens in the novel, play, etc. an authors selection and arrangement of incidents in a story to shape the action and to give the story a particular focus
dialogue verbal exchanges between characters. dialogue makes characteres seem real by revealing thoughts, responses, and emotional states.
dramatic irony audience knows, character does not
situational irony when something unexpected happens
verbal irony lies, words spoken are not true
allusion reference to person place thing event history or literature
motivation the reason why a character acts , feels, or thinks in a certain way.
local color fiction or poetry that focuses on specific features - including characters, dialects, customs, history, and topography - of a particular region.
first person point of view i or we
third person point of view me or them
microcosm a small representative system of a larger system.
drama designed for performance in a theater, actors take roles of characters.
anachronism out of date place, not irrelevant.
style writer arranges words to achieve particular effects
antagonist opponent of the protagonist
protagonist the main character, central character who engages the reader's interest and empathy
paradox a statement that initially appears to be contradictory but then on close inspection turns out ot make sense.
literal meaning words that do not deviate from their defined meaning
figurative meaning describes something by comparing it with something else.
iambic pentameter TOO LAZY TO TYPE IT :)
allegory extended metaphor, used to the equality of life outside.
dynamic character undergoes some change
static does not change
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