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Final Review Part 1

Units 4 and 5

Plot Simply put: The story and everything that happens in it
Conflict A struggle between opposing people or forces
Setting The time and place of the story
Protagonist The main character in a story. Not necessarily the "good guy," but the story is about him or her.
Antagonist A character who causes conflict for the protagonist. Not necessarily a "bad guy."
External Conflict External conflict takes place between a character and something outside himself: a person vs another person, or a person vs outside forces (nature, society, technology, fate)
Internal Conflict Internal conflict takes place within a single character. This can be a difficult decision, a moral challenge to over come, or a struggle with fear and self-doubt.
Exposition Readers are given the background information they need to understand the story; they learn about the characters and setting
Rising Action The action of the story begins; the conflict is introduced; tension starts building
Climax Moment of greatest tension; the protagonist must make a decision or confront a challenge
Falling Action The consequences of the protagonists' decision or action play out
Resolution The different story lines are resolved, and the story comes to its conclusion
Emily Dickinson She was the first great American female poet and one of the first great female authors in all of Western literature.
Figurative Language Found in poetry and descriptive writing, authors use it to appeal to the readers imagination and senses.
Poetry A type of writing that focuses on the expression of feelings and ideas through the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
Poetic Devices A type of style and rhythm that is used in poetry.
Simile A comparison of two things using "like" or "as."
Metaphor A comparison of two things without using "like" or "as."
Personification Occurs when the author gives human characteristics to objects.
Hyperbole Extreme exaggeration of the truth.
Imagery Descriptive writing that appeals to the senses of touch, taste, sound, smell, and sight.
Repetition The action of repeating something that has already been said or written
Rhyme The correspondence of similar sound between words or the endings of words.
Rhythm A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound
Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds within a line or sentence.
Exaggeration A statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is.
Created by: lrathert1