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LIT Terms

Mrs. Maimon's Language Arts 2018-19

Theme An insight into human life that's rarely revealed in a literary work
What is a characteristic of a good theme? There are lots of possible, probable/provable themes
Is a Hallmark card a deep theme? Nopeee
Story-telling arc A classic pattern used in fiction that’s guaranteed to satisfy most audiences
What are the 6 parts to a story telling arc? Exposition, conflict introduced, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
What is Rhetoric? A method developed by Aristotle to always win an argument.
What is Ethos? Credible sources/credibility
What is Pathos? Touching the reader’s emotions
What is Logos? Using logical arguments/facts to prove a point.
What is the Protagonist? The person whom the reader roots for; the main character. (ex. Luke Skywalker)
What is the Antagonist? The opponent who blocks the protagonist. (ex. Darth Vader)
What is the Antihero? When the protagonist is actually the villain of the story, but we empathize anyways. (ex. Maleficent)
What is the Foil? A character who serves as a direct contrast to another character as a device to emphasize the qualities of the main character. (ex. Woody and Buzz)
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