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NCSH Lesson 13

Words about Literature

TermDefinition
genre a particular type of literature or art
fiction written stories about people and events that are not real
biography the story of a real person's life written by someone else
poetry writings of a poet
ode a poem that expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something
sonnet a poem that is 14 lines and rhyme in a pattern
character a person who appears in a story
plot a series of events that form a story
climax the most exciting and important part of a story
setting the time, place, and conditions that the story takes place
theme the main subject or message of a story or writing
rhetoric the ability of speaking or writing effectively to influence other people
figurative language used with a meaning that is different from the basic usage; not literal
simile a phrase used to compare things using "like" or "as"
metaphor a phrase used to compare things to suggest they are similar; does not use "like" or "as"
personification giving human qualities to non-human things
repetition the act of saying or doing something again; can be used for emphasis
irony the use of words that mean the opposite of you what you actually think
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