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Eng 209 Sem1 Unit 2

vocabulary for the unit

TermDefinition
noun phrase a group of words that functions as a noun
verb phrase a main verb along with one or more helping verbs
modal a word, a phrase, or a clause that describes and modifies, or changes, the meaning of a word
direct object a noun or pronoun that answers the question whom or what after an action verb
indirect object a noun or pronoun that follows an action verb and answers the question to whom or for whom or to what or for what
predicate nominative a noun or pronoun that acts as a subject complement to identify or rename the subject
limited narrator A narrator outside a story (third person) who knows the thoughts and feelings of only a single character
omniscient narrator A narrator outside a story (third person) who knows everything about the characters and events in a story
third-person point of view Narration of a story by an outside observer of the action, using third-person pronouns
complex character A character with both positive and negative traits and conflicting motivations who may or may not change during the course of the narrative
flat character A character with only one or two traits who does not change during the course of a narrative
point of view The perspective from which a narrative is told
protagonist the main character; the character around whom the action of the plot centers
antagonist a major character who blocks or works against the protagonist in a story
character trait a personality quality that an author gives a character in a work of literature
complex character a character with both positive and negative traits and conflicting motivations who may or may not change during the course of the narrative
flat character a character with only one or two traits and who does not change during the course of a narrative
Created by: lfrost_id