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Protagonist
main character
Antagonist
rival/opponant to protagonist
Stereotype
lacks originality; standardized mental image that is held in common by a group
Foil
opposties that enhance certain qualities of the others; contrast
Static
stays the same through out a story
Dynamic
changes/grows internally
Flat
one dimensional
Round
complex character
Hero
character taht lives by a code of honor
Archetype
pattern or model that serves as basis for different, but realted versions of a character, plot, image, or theme
Actions/Reactions
the way a character acts or reacts to others or situations
Commentary
the narrator's or others' comments on a character
Characterization
method of revealing a character
Direct Characterization
author tells ready exactly what character is like
Indirect Characterization
Reader must put clues together to figure out what character is like
Introduction
introduces characters & setting
Rising action
events leading to climax
Climaz
crisis or turning point in which opposiung forces attempt to solve the problem
Resolution
a solution to the problem
External conflict
struggle with outside force, usually protagonist
Internal Conflict
struggle with an inner problem
Theme
underlying meaning of the story
Stated theme
theme actually said in the story or piece of lit
Implied Theme
theme is gradually revealed by other elements in story
What are 4 ways to discover the implied theme?
life - changing events
personality traits
details in setting
title
Point of View
who is telling the story
Imagery
language that appeals to the senses
verbal irony
say one thing but mean the other
situational irony
what actually happens is opposite of what is expected
dramatic irony
reader knows something the character in the play doesn't
Mood
overall emotion created by a work of literature
Parody
the imitation of a serious artistic work for amusement and instruction
diction
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
tone
the attitude a writer takes toward the reader, the subject, or a character
style
the way a writer expresses his or her thoughts through language
motif
a word,character,object,image,metaphor,oridea that recurs in a work or several works