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Literary terms for language arts lab

setting the time and place of the action of a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work
personification a divinity or imaginary being representing a thing or abstraction
1st person p.o.v a position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated, or how a person sees the events
foreshadowing to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand
dynamic character undergoes a permanent change
allusion an implied or indirect reference especially in literature
static character a character who does not change
style the way the story is written
symbol something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance
irony - the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning, or what is said is not what is meant
nemesis one that inflict retribution or vengeance, or rival and opponent
protagonist the principal; character in a literary work. Dynamic. Good guy
antagonist one that contends with or opposes another. Bad guy
syntax the way in which linguistic elements are put together to form constituents
modify to make less extreme
adjective of, relating to, or functioning as an adjective
noun person, place, or thing
verb inflicted for tense, for voice, and mood
climax highest point of the story
exposition a setting forth of the meaning or purpose
rising action the part of the story where it's about to get to the climax
falling action the point right before the ending
resolution the end of the story
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