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Lit terms

Characterization the way a character is described
central character main character
minor character only in the story for a little, from time to time
dynamic character changes attitude/self through out the whole story
static character does not change through out the story
dialect form of language-ex.body language
surprise ending twist at the end of the story
legend story handed from generations and they are historical
myth story handed down from generations and not true
slang words and phrases
narrative poetry poem that tells a story/has a story
hyperbole exageration
inference educated guess
ballad type of narrative poem that is meant to be sung and tells a story-has all the story traits,plot climax etc
tall tale exxagerated story/not real
rhythm pattern of stress/unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
rhyme same sounds at the end of words
repetition same sounds/words over and over again
what is pecos bill Tall tale
what is john henry tall tale
what is the woman in the snow legend
what is loo-wit and pandoras box myth
Created by: Taylor.17



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