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Literature midterm study

What is the reason or reasons that explain why characters act why they do called? motivation
What do you call it when the writer describes the character? direct characterization
What is it called when the writer reveals the character through speech and actions? indirect characterization
What is a recurring theme, or a message about life that is expressed in different cultures and time periods? universal theme
What is the sequence of events in a short story called? exposition
What is the name for the time and place of a story, characters, and basic situation? setting
What is the part in a story that introduces the conflict? rising action
what is the problem in a story called? conflict
What is the turning point of a story called? climax
In the story "Ribbons", where did the grandmother come from? Hong-Kong
What is the part of a story when the conflict lessens? falling action
What is the story's conclusion called? resolution
What is the use of clues early in a story to hint at events that are going to occure later called? foreshadowing
What is the placement of a scene within a story that interrupts the sequence of events to reveal past occurences? flashback
What are the people or animals who take part in a story's action? characters
What is the way a writer reveals a character's personality and qualities? characterization
Who is the main character of "Lemon Brown"? Greg
How does Victor try to express Theresa on the first day of school? he pretends he knows French
What do you call the central message expressed in a story? theme
What is the sequence of events in a short story? Plot
What are the tools writers often used to enhance their writing? Literary Devices
What is another word for verses? stanzas
What is writing or speech not meant to be taken literally? figurative language
What describes one thing as something else? metaphors
What gives human qualities to something that is not human? personififcaton
What use "like" or "as" to compare two apparently unlike things? similes
What is anything that represents something else? symbols
What enhances a poems mood and meaning? sound devices
What is the repetition of constant sounds in the beginning of words? alliteration
What is the use of any element of language? repetition
What is the use of words that immitate sounds? ONOMATOPEIA
What is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words? rhyme
What tells a story in verse? narrative
What is a three line japanes verse form? Haiku
What is defined by it's lack of strict structure? free verse
What expresses thoughts and feelings of a single speaker? lyric
What are songlike poems that tell a story? ballads
What are shaped to look like their subjects? concrete
What are five line poems with a specific rythmic pattern? limericks
What are pairs of rhyming lines? rhyming couplets
Created by: lukej554