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Benigh
Gentel, mild, favorable, harmless
Adjective
Lethargy
a state of sluggishness and inactivity
-noun
Edifice
a building, especially one of imposing structure
-noun
Waning (to wane)
to decrease gradually in size, amoun, intensity, or degree, to decline.
-verb
Sentinel
a guard
-noun
Goading (to goad)
to prod or urge as if with a long, pointed stick
-verb
Monolithic
massive, solid, and uniform: formed from a single block
-adjective
Escarpment
a steep slop or long cliff
-noun
Intercession
a prayer said on behalf of another person
-noun
Malignant
harmful, evil
-adjective
Theme
A central message, concern, or insight into the life expressed in a literary work.
Protagonist
The main and most important character of a literay work, the focus of the reader's attention
Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character or protagnist. A character who acts as an antagonist usually has some goal that is at odds with the goals of the protagonist.
Parable
a short tale told to illustrate a universal truth
Inference
a reasonable conclusion based on evidence (to infer= to make an inference)
Foreshadowing
the use of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur in a literary work
Narrator
the speaker or character that tells the poem or story
Image
a word of phrase or use of words used to bring a picture to the reader's mind or evoke one or more of the five senses (touch, tast,, sight, smell, hearing)
Imagery
the use of words used to bring a picture to the reader's mind or evoke one of the five senses.
Symbol
a concrete object or image that represents something abstract (an emotion, feeling, idea, theme). I literature, symbols are often used to represent, or symbolize, themes or important ideas in literary work. The symbols meaning is not stated outright; the reader usually has to infer what the symbol stands for.
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