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Final exam English

TermDefinition
Point of view Third Person Point of View Third person point of view is told by a narrator who is not part of the story, first person is someone telling you his or her story, and second person is you being told how you should do something
Theme the central topic a text treats.
Characterization is a literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story
Conflict defined as any struggle between opposing forces. Usually, the main character struggles against some other force.
Plot to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story. These events relate to each other in a pattern or a sequence.
Flashback an interruption of the chronological sequence (as of a film or literary work) of an event of earlier occurrence.”
Foreshadowing in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.
Suspense is the intense feeling that an audience goes through while waiting for the outcome of certain events.
Motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story.
Tone is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject.
Mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.
Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Genre may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or even (as in the case of fiction) length.
Epic A long narrative poem written in elevated style, in which heroes of great historical or legendary importance perform valorous deeds.
Memoir is a written factual account of somebody's life.
Irony the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
Allegory the symbolic level, or the deeper meaning that all the jazz on the surface represents.
Blank verse device defined as un
Archetype is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature.
Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character, scene, or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension.
Terza Rima consists of stanzas of three lines (or tercets) usually in iambic pentameter.
Altruism it is usually contrasted with egoism, which is defined as acting to the benefit of one's self.
Egoism a doctrine that individual self
Individualism A view that stresses the importance and worth of each person.
Collectivism a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution
Utopia denotes an illusionary place that projects the notion of a perfect society to the reader.
Dystopia a society characterized by poverty, squalor or oppression and the theme is most commonly used in science fiction and speculative fiction genres.
Conformity Agreement between an individual's behavior and a group's standards or expectations.
Objectivism is the philosophy or theory that the main objective of the human experience is to pursue personal happiness and respect other humans.
-verb action, linking, helping
-noun people, place, things
-adverb modifies adjectives
-adjectives modify or describes the noun
-clause subject and verb/ can stand alone
-phrase can not stand alone/ doesnt have a subject and verb
preposition a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun
-Conjunction a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g., and, but, if ).
- interjection an abrupt remark, made especially as an aside or interruption.
Created by: mscheetz29