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short story
a brief work of fiction that contains essential elements of a literature such as setting, plot, conflict
extinguish
to put out
genre
a division or type of literature ex: poetry, novels, short stories, biography, etc.
descriptive writing
words that communicate vivid pictures
flashback
a scene within a story that interrupts the normal sequence of events to provide information relative to the story
sensory language
appeals to a reader's five senses
resolution
the end of the central conflict where a problem is resloved
simile
a comparison of unlike things using like or as
foreshadowing
the author's use of clues to hint at what might happen
setting
the time and place that a story takes place
A)point of view
B)1st person
C)3rd person
D)omniscient
A)perspective from which the story is told
B)one character tells the story(I)
C)story is told through eyes of a character
D)narrator who sees and knows all about the story
penance
regret for wrong doing; self-punishment
repetition
repeated words or phrases
obscure
not well known, dark, unclear
symbolism
a familiar object that stands for something unfamiliar
novel
a long prose of fiction
plot
the sequence of events in a story
odious
disgusting; disagreeable
speaker in a poem
the character who tells the poem
omonatopeia
the use of words to imitate sounds
characterization
the creation of believable fictitious characters
jovial
full of good humor
memoir
autobiographical writing that deals with the writer's memory of someone or an important event
to remonstrate
to protest; complain
Omniscient is the point of view for a Christmas Carol.
True or False
True
defiance
challenge; resistance to authority
theme
central or controlling idea of a literary work
reverently
in a manner suggesting respect
A)conflict
B)internal
C)external
A)a struggle between two opposing forces; conflict can be expressed in two ways
B)within a characters mind
C)struggles with an outside force
metaphor
a comparison stating one thing is another
feign
pretend
blithe
carefree; light-hearted
jocund
light-hearted; merry
to flaunt
make showy or display
apparition
ghost
glee
delight; joy
alleration
repetiton of initial constant sounds
shabby
wearing thread bare clothing
benevolence
kindness
palpable
obvious