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Literary terms 1

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a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one allegory
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
a reference to a famous person, place, event, or work of literature allusion
a point-by-point comparison between two things that a alike in some way analogy
the working against the main character antagonist
the repetition of vowel sounds within non-rhyming words assonance
a writer usually writes for one or more of these purposes: to express thoughts or feelings, to inform of explain, to persuade, and to entertain author's purpose
the people, animals, or imaginary creatures who take part in the action of a work of literature characters
one who undergoes important changes as a plot unfolds. the changes occur because of the character's actions and experiences in the story. the changes are usually internal and may be good or bad. main characters are usually always this!! dynamic characters
one who remains the same throughout a story. the character may experience events and have interactions with other characters but he or she is not changed because of them static characters
a character who is not complicated - no personality flat characters
a character who is complex (a lot of personality and characteristics) round characters
the way a writer creates and develops characters. there are two different types: direct and indirect characterization
a struggle between two opposing forces *external and internal conflict
2 characters creating conflict man vs man
anything with survival (conflict) man vs nature
the character dealing with something within themself (conflict) man vs self
a character vs the rest (conflict) man vs society
the ideas and feelings associated with the word, as opposed to its dictionary definition connotation
a word's dictionary meaning denotation
written conversation between two or more characters dialogue
language that communicates meanings beyond the literal meanings of words figurative language
an interruption of the action to present events that took place of an earlier time flashback
when a writer provides hints that suggest future events in a story foreshadowing
a category in which a work of literature is classified genre
prose writing that tells an imaginary story fiction
a genre of fiction that is set in the modern present with human characteristics and is based on the premise that the story's plot could actually happen in real life realistic fiction
a short story or a novel that is set in the past and includes real events of historical importance historical fiction
fiction in which a writer explores unexpected possibilities of the past or the future, using known scientific data and theories as well as his or her creative imagination science fiction
a type of fiction that is highly imaginative and portrays events, settings, or characters that are unrealistic fantasy
writing that tells about real people, places, and events nonfiction
Created by: colorguard101
 

 



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