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Lit terms

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
setting (when and where) , characters, necessary background information. Exposition
Event that sets the story in motion and begins the story's conflict (problem) Inciting Incident
Events and information leading to the climax Rising Action
Height of the action; most exciting part Climax
Events that follow the climax and lead towards to the solution to the conflict Falling action
Ties up loose ends and conflict is solved Resolution
Comparison using "like," or "as," or "resembles." Simile
Comparisons that doesn't use such words Metaphor
When a writer gives an animal an inanimate object human traits Personification
descriptive words used to apply to or five senses imagery
A response to a person, place, event, or piece of art. Allusions
when the opposite of what expected happens Irony
things that happen are opposite of what you would expect situational irony
the speaker actually means the opposite of what they say; sarcasm is verbal irony verbal irony
the audience knows something a character or characters do not know dramatic Irony
A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself. symbolism
when the opposite of what expected happens Irony
things that happen are opposite of what you would expect situational irony
the speaker actually means the opposite of what they say; sarcasm is verbal irony verbal irony
the audience knows something a character or characters do not know dramatic Irony
A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself. symbolism
An insight about human life that's revealed in a literary work. Theme
Created by: BrooklynD.