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Literary Terms ELA 7

TermDefinition
A struggle between opposing forces is called... Conflict.
Tone is... An author's attitude towards their subject.
Plot is... All of the events that make up a story.
Personification is... Giving human qualities to anything that is not human.
Simile is... A comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as."
An image that stands for something else is a... Symbol.
A way of portraying characters (what they say, do, or think) is... Characterization.
The character or force struggling against the protagonist is the... Antagonist.
The perspective from which a story is told is called... Point of view.
Suspense is... A feeling of uncertainty the reader gets when intensity builds.
A specific way of talking or speaking of a certain group of people is called...
A struggle between opposing forces is called... Conflict.
Tone is... An author's attitude towards their subject.
Plot is... All of the events that make up a story.
Personification is... Giving human qualities to anything that is not human.
Simile is... A comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as."
An image that stands for something else is a... Symbol.
A way of portraying characters (what they say, do, or think) is... Characterization.
The character or force struggling against the protagonist is the... Antagonist.
The perspective from which a story is told is called... Point of view.
Suspense is... A feeling of uncertainty the reader gets when intensity builds.
A specific way of talking or speaking of a certain group of people is called... Dialect.
A metaphor... is a comparison of two unlike things without "like" or "as."
Internal conflict is... When the conflict occurs within a character.
The different categories of literature (such as nonfiction, fiction or mystery) are called... Genres.
Allusion is... A reference to a well known work of literature or art.
First person point of view... Is when the narrator is a character in the story.
Theme is... The message or lesson a reader gets from the story.
The main character around whom the action is centered is called the... Protagonist.
When the narrator is outside of the story it is called... Third person point of view.
The main reason writers use figurative language is to... Make their ideas clearer and more creative for the reader.
When the author gives clues about future events in the story it is called... Foreshadowing.
When a character looks back from the present to the past it is called... Flashback.
Setting is... The time and place of the action of the story.
A conversation between two or more people during a short story is called... Dialogue.
Mood is... The feeling the reader gets while they are reading.
Second person point of view... Is when the narrator is speaking to the reader directly using the word "YOU"
When the conflict is between two characters, nature, or society it is called... External conflict.
An author's purpose is best defined as... To persuade, inform, and entertain.
“Life is a roller coaster, it is filled with ups and downs” is an example of... Metaphor.
Irony is... When something happens unexpectedly or turns out to be the opposite of what was expected.
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