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31 Cards in this Set

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use of figures or speech to create an ironic effect
verbal irony
the methods a writer uses to communicate information about characters to readers
characterization
background material about the characters, setting, and situation
exposition
an image, object, character, or action that stands for an idea
symbol
perspective in which a story is told
point of view
p.o.v. where author is outside the story
omnicient
central source of tension and drama in the story
conflict
where the tension rises
rising action
it follows the climax and leading to the resolution in which there is a sharp decline in tension
falling action
speaker intends a meaning that is opposite to the words he or she says
irony
keeps readers interested and wondering whats gonna happen next
suspense
actual words the characters speak
dialogue
when the author shows the character in action and lets the reader draw their own conclusions
direct characterization
characteristic ways that an individual author uses language
style
conclusion of the story
resolution
speaker says less than what he or she actually feels
understatement
authors choice of words
diction
environment in which it takes place
setting
verbal representation of characters, scene, or action
description
framework of how the story is put together
structure
speaker who tells the story
narrator
central character
protagonist
use of selected detail sto describe on thing in terms of another
imagery
an exaggerated statement
hyperbole
suggest the writers own additude towards elements of his or her story
tone
highest point of conflict
climax
overall feeling created
mood
main idea or message
theme
gives readers clues about events that will happen later
forshadowing
lets readers know more about the situation than the characters know
dramatic irony
p.o.v. of one character who can see only part of the story
limited