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mood
feeling the writer creates for the reader
climax
high point of the story
setting
time and place of action in a story
narrative
writing that is concerned with an event or series of events
3rd person point of view
uses he, she, they
narrator is not in the story-outside the action
moral
lesson taught by a literary work
3rd person omniscient
seeing into all characters' minds
verbal irony
when someone says one thing but means another, words used to suggest the opposite of what is meant
biography
nonfiction in which a writer tells the life of another person
dialogue
conversation between characters
round character
fully developed, lots of characteristics or details
conflict
problem in the story
Examples: internal and external
man v. man, man v. himself, man v. nature, man v. animal
flat character
Undeveloped- only a couple of traits
exposition
part of story that introduces characters, setting, and situation
autobiography
nonfiction in which a person tells his or her own life story
foreshadowing
clues in a story that suggests events that have yet to occur
imagery
word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses, recreate vivid experiences
static character
remains the same
theme
central idea or message in a work of literature
short story
work of fiction that can be read in one sitting, usually one major conflict
situational irony
character or reader expects one thing to happen, but something entirely different happens
1st person point of view
story involves the reader in the story and communicates a sense of personal concern, uses I, me, my
genre
category or type of literature, usually divided into poetry, drama, and prose
protagonist
main character the readers would like to see succeed
resolution
tangles of the plot and mysteries are solved
symbolism
anything that stands for or represents something else
plot
includes exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution- the sequence of events
tone
author's attitude toward his/her audience and story
figurative language
communicates ideas beyond the literal meaning of the words
antagonist
character or force against the main character
dramatic irony
contrast between what a character knows and what the reader or audience knows
dynamic character
changes, grows, matures, and/or learns something
suspense
tension or excitement felt by the reader as he or she becomes involved in a story