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literary terms 03

terms for language arts lab

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Setting time, location, etc. where a story takes place
Personification giving human characteristics to nonhuman things/animals
1st person a story written in the eyes of one character and usually it’s the main character.
Foreshadowing to show or indicate before hand
Dynamic character a character that undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story
Allusion a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something
Theme moral of the story
Conflict a fight, battle, argument
Climax turning point of the story
Plot story told; sequence of events
Characterization development of a character
Metaphor comparison not using like or as
Simile when two unlike things are compared
Dramatic irony audience knows and characters do not
Omniscient having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding
Static character a literary character who remains basically unchanged throughout a work
Style The way something is written
Symbol stands for/ represent something
Irony the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
Nemesis an opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome
Protagonist the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work
Antagonist a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
Syntax The study of the rules for the formation of grammatical sentences in a language
Modify making a word different
Adjective describes something
Noun person, place, thing or idea
verb action words
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