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English 3A

the person or thing working against the protagonist, or hero, of the work. Antagonist
main character or hero of the story. Protagonist
use in literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur. Foreshadowing
attitude the writer has toward his or her subject Tone
literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satiric attack Satire
use of praise to mock someone or something Sarcasm
central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work. Theme
narrator is an observer of all that happens Third-person omniscient point of view
iorny in which the reader or the audience sees a character's mistakes or misunderstandings, but the character himself does not Dramatic irony
irony in which the writer says one thing and means another Verbal irony
language used to create a special effect or feeling. Figurative language
type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics Personification
use of words hat imitate sounds Onomatopoeia
descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader Imagery
uses words in their ordinary senses. Opposite of figurative language Literal language
reference in literature to a familiar person, place, thing, or event Allusion
form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group. Dialect
example of a personality type Archetype
irony in which there is a great difference between the purpose of a particular action and the result Situational irony
the portion of the play or story where the problem is solved. It comes after the climax and falling action and is intended to bring the story to a satisfactory end Resolution