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lit terms

TermDefinition
LAUREN FARLEY
characterization when the author reveals the traits of a character
conflict (internal) a struggle between a character and their feelings
conflict (external) a struggle between a character and the outside world
theme the central idea or truth a story reveals about life
irony when what happens contradicts what you expect
personification giving human traits to non-human things
simile a comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
metaphor a comparison of two unlike things
alliteration when a consonant sound is repeated in a phrase
imagery when an author is activating your senses
dramatic irony when the audience knows something
foreshadowing when the author hints about future events
allusion a reference or comment made about a well known event or literary work
symbol something that represents something
protagonist the main character in a story or work of literature
antagonist the character or force in conflict with the main character
dystopia an illusion of a perfect society
utopia a place that is ideally perfect
propaganda biased info used to promote a certain view
dehumanized state citizens not treated as humans
figurehead a leader who seems like they have power but really doesn't
soliloquy when a character talks to themselves
dialogue speech between characters
gestures a body movement that suggests an idea
facial expression a feeling conveyed by the look on a person's face
props items used in a play to add detail
scenery the background
audience the spectators of a show
costumes outfits that the actors/actresses wear to make themselves look more like their character
setting when and where a story takes place
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