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DeVaughan Sem. Test

Semester Test

Allusion Reference to literary, mythological or historical person, place or thing
Irony Contrast between appearance and reality
Foreshadowing Suggests events that have yet to occur
Symbol Use of any object, person or thing to show meaning
Suspense Makes a reader uncertain or tense about outcomes
Tone Writer's attitude toward his or her subject
Theme Central message revealed or lesson learned
Point of View Perspective from which the story is told
Setting Time and place of a literary work
Simile Comparison of two things using like or as
Personification Giving an inanimate object human traits
Hyperbole Deliberate exaggeration
Conflict A struggle between two opposing forces
Imagery Using senses in writing
Characterization Methods used to create a character
Diction Word choice
Plot Sequence of events or action of a literary work
Metaphor Comparison of two things not using like or as
Climax Most critical moment in the story
Antagonist Character or force opposing the central character
Protagonist The central character in a literary work
Repetition A device in which words, sounds and/or ideas are used more than once to create emphasis
Mood The feeling created in a reader by a literary passage
Exposition Revealing the setting, characters and beginnings of conflicts
Static Character A character that does not change throughout the story
Dynamic Character A character that changes in actions or beliefs during a story
Connotation The emotions a word arouses in a person
Denotation The specific dictionary definition of a word
Created by: DeVaughan



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