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Sam-LiteraryLexicon!

Flash cards for Mrs. Buchanan's test over the Lexicon

QuestionAnswer
Symbol Object, person, place, action; has actual meaning and stands for something bigger(quality, attitude, belief, or value)
Suspense quality in a literary work: makes you uncertain/tense about outcome of events
Foreshadowing use of clues; suggests events that have yet to occur
Theme a lesson about life or people in a book
Epiphany The "AH-HA!" moment in a story
Mood feeling created in the reader
Irony one thing expected, exact opposite occurs
Setting background against a story
Allusion reference to people, places, or things in the past.
Motif pattern of imagery or symbolism in literature
Tone writer's attitude toward person, place, or thing in a situation
Repetition repeating of words, phrases, or ideas in order to add emphasis
Archetype pattern that occurs in literature and life
Detail facts revealed that support attitude or tone
Point of View perspective
Emphasis created by the use of ♥repetition ♥rich detail ♥contrast ♥caps, italics, symbols, A/O different colors
Protagonist central character; focus of interest; trying to overcome or accomplish an adversity; possesses ability to adapt to new circumstances
Static Character does not grow/change through story
Diction author's word choice
Imagery words/phrases represents people, objects, actions, feelings, ideas descriptively by appealing to the five senses
Characterization methods used to create a character(i.e. physical appearance, speech, thoughts, actions, feelings, etc.)
Antagonist opposing protagonist(i.e. person, idea, force)
Dynamic Character undergoes change in actions/belief during the course of a story
Connotation emotions or associations normally aroused by a word by using, hearing, or reading the word
Denotation dictionary definition
Motivation reason that explains thoughts, feelings, actions, or behavior
Figures of Speech words/phrases; describe one thing in terms of something else; always involve imaginary comparison; not meant to be taken literally
a. Simile b. Metaphor a.comparison of 2 things using LIKE or AS b.comparison of 2 things not using LIKE or AS
Personification writing that gives animals, inanimate objects, or abstract ideas human characteristics
Pun play on words that are similar in sound but different meanings. Can be very serious or very humorous
a. Idiom b. Oxymoron a.phrase that has meaning different from the literal b.pair of opposite terms combined into a single unusual expression
Hyperbole deliberate, outrageous exaggeration
Conflict struggle between 2 opposite forces
Character vs. Character character has a problem with another character
Character vs. Self when character must make a decision about a problem/struggle within himself
Character vs. Society problem with tradition or rules of society
Character vs. Nature problem with force of nature(i.e. cold, storms, earthquake, etc.)
Character vs. Fate problem with something he can't do anything about(i.e. God, luck, death, etc.)
Onomatopoeia when a word mimics a sound
Alliteration repetition of beginning sounds
Plot sequence of events in a short story/narrative
Exposition groundwork(i.e. setting, relationships between characters, situation before conflict)
Rising Action action/events that build up to critical moment when main conflict is confronted
Falling Action events occurring after the climax and leading up to denouement
Inciting Incident interrupts peace/balance of situation and character comes into conflict with outside force, himself, or another character
Climax most critical moment-- main conflict= highest point
Denouement problem- unraveled; revelation of meaning
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