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Ela vocab

vocab for ela

TermDefinition
setting time and place of the action in a story
backdrop the time and place are not important to the story; time less
integral the time and place are important to the story
mood atmosphere; how it feels for character
appearance physical look of a character
behaviors actions of a character
speech what is said, how it is said
reactions how characters react one one another
inner thoughts what we think
flat few details; more of a stereotype
round well developed, many sides;true to life: personalty
static character stays the same through out the book
dynamic character-changes throughout the book
protagonist person who solves the problem
antagonist person who works against the man character
1st person a character who tells the story them self (I, me ,my)
3rd limited narrator tells; one character thought.
3rd omniscient narrator tells; all character thoght
plot the story itself; the chain of events
linear chapter books, continuous
episodic each chapter diff story
open ended you decide the ending
conflict a struggle between forces
internal inside the characters mind-man vs self
external outside the character-man vs man, man vs society, man vs nature man vs supernatural
plot LINE the course or main features of a narrative such as the plot of a play, novel, or movie.
exposition things are introduced like; setting, characters, maybe a foreshadow, conflict (hint)
rising actions events increase in intensity
incisive / inciting moment the very first rising action which set the plot in motion
climax most exiting part / path takes a new direction
falling action one or two events after the climax
resolution conflict is concluded / story is closed
foreshadowing clues about what will happen in the future
flash back looking back on past events
suspense creates anxiety and Uncertainty
irony twist of the fate at the end
imagery use of senses
metaphor comparisons of two unlike objects
simile comparison between objects
personification giving human traits to nonhuman things
symbolism use of object to represent something bigger
theme authors message in the story
oxymoron a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Onomatopoeia: the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
Repetition the action of repeating something that has already been said or written.
Created by: ccorujo24