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Literary Terms gr 8

List of Literary Terms covered in Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

simile A comparison between two unlike things using like or as
metaphor A comparison between two unlike things where one thing is said to be another.
hyperbole Over exaggeration for dramatic effect.
imagery Writing that appeals to the five senses.
symbolism When an object is used to represent a larger idea.
idiom A phrase commonly used in a particular time period and geographical location that doesn't mean what the words literarly seem to say.
First person point of view When the story is told using the pronoun, "I"
Second person point of view When the story is told using the pronoun, "you"
Third person point of view When the story is told by an outside narrator who is not actually a character in the story itself.
Tone The author's attitude or view point towards the subject matter.
Mood the atmosphere of feeling in a scene or peice of writing
prose Writing that is organized in paragraphs rather than stanzas
dynamic character a character who undergoes a significant change in personality
static character a character whose personality remains the same throughout the story.
theme the main idea or author's message
epiloque something added after the last chapter in the story that ties up any loose ends.
direct characterization when the author directly states traits about a character
indirect characterization when the characters actions, words and the reaction from other characters lead you to infer traits about the character
flashback when a story refers to past events that took place prior to the current point in time
foreshadowing clues or hints about what is going to happen later in the story
protagonist the main character in a story
antagonist the character or force opposing the protagonist
internal conflict a conflict takes place within a charactercharacter versus self
external conflict a conflict that takes place with an outside force
realistic fiction a fiction story that is seems like it actually could happen in real life in our modern time period
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