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Theme
a central message or insight into life revealed through the leterary work, a generalization about people or about life that is communicated through the literary work
Style
Genre or literary form use. For example: Poetry, Novel, Novelette, Short stroy, Prose, Drama
Point of view
The perspective from which a story is told
Character
a person or an animal who takes part in the action of the literary work
Protagonist
the main character, the most important character in the story
Antagonist
character who opposes the main character
Irony
the general term for literary techniques that protray differences between appearance and reality, expectation and result, or meaning and intention
verbal irony
words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant
dramactic irony
a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true
irony of a situation
an event occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of characters, the reader, or the audience
Symbolism
use of symbols that stand for or represent something else, an object that serves as a symbol has its own meaning but also represents abstract ideas
Setting
the time and place of the action in a literary work