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Eng 2 Lit Terms A-F

Literary Terms Part I

The repetition of initial consonant sounds = Alliteration
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art = Allusion
A character or a force in conflict with a main character or protagonist is? = Antagonist
having a predetermined feeling about a topic or person that stops a person from considering it openly and objectively = Bias
A person or an animal that takes part in the action of a literary work is? = Character
ordering things as they occurred in time = Chronological Order
The turning point or the high point in the action of the plot. It is the moment of greatest tension. = Climax
tension usually created by the protagonist and the antagonist. Usually written as 'Man vs. Man, Self, Society, Nature, etc. = Conflict
includes the emotions or associations that surround a word; an implied meaning of a word. Mmay be either positive, negative, or neutral. = Connotation
The dictionary meaning of the word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color = Denotation
conversation between characters in a drama or narrative = Dialogue
in literature or drama, a character who undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story = Dynamic Character
A device where being indirect replaces directness to avoid unpleasantness = Euphemism
In the plot of a story or a drama, it introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation is? = Exposition
occurs when one faces someone else or some situation that is working against one's own desires or goals = External Conflict
the events of a dramatic or narrative plot following the climax = Falling Action
Writing or speech that is not to be taken literally is? = Figurative Language
uses 'me', 'my', or 'I'; the narrator is a main character in the story. When reading stories in the first person, we need to realize that what the narrator is recounting might not be the objective truth = First Person Point of View
A section of a literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to relate an event from an earlier time. = Flashback
a literary character whose personality can be defined by one or two traits and does not change in the course of the story = Flat Character
A character who sets off another character by strong contrast = Foil
The author's use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story is? = Foreshadowing
Created by: arhsenglish



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