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English L. Terms

english terms 0963

WordDefinition
Central Conflict is the main problem or struggle in the plot of a poem, story, or play.
Irony is the difference between appearance and reality.
Inciting Incident is the event that tntroduces the central conflict, or struggle, in a peom
Motive is a reason for acting a certain way.
Simile is a comparison using like or as.
Myth is a story that explains something the beginnings of things in the natural world.
Characterization is the act creating a character.
Setting of a literary is a time and place in which happens.
Folk Tale is a story passed by word of mouth frpm generation to generation.
Personification is a figure of speech in which something not described asif it were human.
Oral Tradition is a work, idea, or custom passed by word of mouth from generation to generation.
Motif is any thing that appears repeatedly in one more works of literature
Fable and Myth is a breif story with animal characters and moral.
Legened is a story based on important real events of characters, often from distant past.
Subpolt is reference in a literary work to something famous.
Aim is his or her purpose, or goal.
Apostrohe is a poem that addresses an object or person directly.
Metaphor is the figure of speech in which one thing is spoken or written about as if it were another.
Parallelism is the expression of similar ideas in a similar way.
Conflict is a struggle between two people or things in a literar work.
Theme is a central idea in a literary work.
Autobiography is a story of a person's life, written by that person.
Science Fiction is imaginative based on scientific principles, discoveries, or laws.
Image is an language that describes something that can be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled.
Speaker is the voice that speaks, or narrates, a peom
Allegory is literary work in which somehting not human is described as if it were human.
Personification a figure of speech in which something not human is described as if it were human
Exposition is a part of a plot that introduces the setting and the major characters.
Irony of Situation an event that contradicts the expectations of the characters, the reader, or the audience of literary work.
Tone is the writter speakers attitude toward the subject.
Understatement is a statment that treats something inportant as though it were not inportant.
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