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Irony
A contrast between what is said and what is meant/expected/occurs
Foreshadowing
Hints to the outcome of a story
Symbol
An object that represents itself and something else
Allusion
indirect, but meaningful reference to another piece of literature, music, play, ect.
Similie
direct comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
Direct comparison using "is"
Dynamic character
A character that experiences change ina story
Static Character
A character that remains the same in a story
Plot Exposition
information essential to understanding the work of writing (usually in the beginning)
Climax
The point of greatest emotional intensity/interest/suspense
Theme
The main idea or the basic meaning of a literary work
Setting
The time and place of action in a narrative
Local Color
Aspect of the setting (speech, dress, customs, scenary)
Conflict
An internal or external struggle between a character and an outside force
Point of View
The vantage point from which a narrative is told
Omniscient
Outside, all-knowing narrorator who tells all characters words/actions/ thoughts
First Person
Story told by one of the characters in his or her own words
Third Person Limited
Outside narrator who tells only one characters thoughts/words/actions
Amy Tan
Wrote The Joy Luck Club
Julia Alvarez
Wrote In the Time of the Butterflies
William Shakespear
Wrote A Midsummer Nights Dream
Edgar Allen Poe
Wrote A Cask of Amontillado
O. Henry
Wrote The Gift of the Magi
Dede
More traditional and uninvolved sister in In the Time of the Butterflies
Minerva
Outspoken and most invlolved sister in In the Time of the Butterflies
Mate
Youngest sister who most wants to follow in Minerva's footsteps in In the Time of the Butterflies
Patria
Oldest and most responsible, level-headed sister In the Time of the Butterflies
Oberon
King of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Titania
Queen of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thesus
Lord of Athens in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hippolyta
Thesus' Fiancee in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Puck/Robin Goodfellow
Mischievous fairy and helper to Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hermia
In love with Lysander, Egeus' Daughter, Demetrius is courting in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena
In love with Demetrius (not mutual)in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Demetrius
In love with Hermia, decide to tun away from Athens to get married in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Egeus
Hermia's father in A Midsummer Night's Dream
anon
soon
aye
forever
doth
does
ere
before
hither
here
nay
no
naught
nothing
nigh
near
o'er
over
t'were
it was, it were
whither
where
yea
yes
whence
from where