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falling action-the final unraveling-the solution of the plot
denouement
author of Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
the repetition of vowel sounds within a line of poetry
assonance
the written play
script
a conversation between characters
dialogue
written instructions from the playwright to all people putting on a play telling them how he/she wants things done
stage directions
author of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Edgar Allan Poe
main character(s) of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"
Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
going from the present time and events in a story to a time and events in the past and treating this past as if it were the present
flashback
a division of an act
scene
A 14 line rhyming poem with a definite meter
sonnet
the high point of action-point where the conflict is resolved
climax
a play in which music and songs are used to deveop the plot and themes
musical
words which sound alike within a line of poetry
Internal rhyme
The pattern of the end rhyme. This is indicated by the use of the letters of the alphabet words which sound alike.
rhyme scheme
the way the author develops a character within the story thorugh the use of:
a) personal appearance
b)what he says & does or thinks
c) his motivation
d) what others say about him
Characterization
the main idea, the main point the author wishes to convey through the literary work; the message
theme
the time and place of the story
setting
joke made from a play on words
pun
another word for mood but really the feeling of the piece of literature
tone
series of connected events that form the plot that rises for excitement
action
an imaginary creation of an author's mind-make believe. The opposite is non-fiction or a true story
fiction
the character opposting the protagonist
antagonist
the repetition of letter sounds within a line of poetry
alliteration
a unit of meter
metric foot
a fictitious name-a pen name
pseudonym
a detailed presentation of everyday experience or subjects as if they had been caught by a camera to make them real
realism
a word which sounds like what it is
Onomatopoeia
main character(s) of West Side Story
Tony, Maria
poetry which contains rhythm but not rhyme
Blank verse
the author of a play
playwright
main character(s) of "Judge"
John Haskell
a speech given by a character alone on stage which gives his/her innermost thoughts and feelings
aside
a comparison between 2 unalike things using either like or as
simile
words which sound alike at the end of a line of poetry
end rhyme
(UL) A line of meter consisting of 1 unstressed syllable followed by 1 stressed syllable
Iamb
main character(s) of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Montressor
main character(s) of "The Tell-Tale Heart"
the Narrator
main character(s) of "The Reef"
Jim Tom, Jimmy Tom
a two line stanza
couplet
a person who portrays a character
actor/actress
the repetition of consonant sounds within a line of poetry
consonance
a word picture
image
5 UL to 1 line of poetry (a type of meter)
Iambic Pentameter
(n.) a major division of a play
(v.) to portray the role of a character in a play
Act
a 4 line stanza
quatrain
ABAB-CDCD-EFEF-GG
Shakespearean Sonnet
all the props and backdrops used to make the setting of an act or scene believable
scenery
main character(s) of "The Necklace"
Mathilde Loisel
a wooden or canvas structure upon which the background of an act or scene is painted
backdrop
author of "The Necklace"
Guy de Maupassant
the objects used to make the setting of an act or scene believable
props
author of West Side Story
Arthur Lawrents
author of Odyssey
Homer
the use of objects or words to represent something other than their normal meanings
symbolism
author of "The Interlopers"
Saki (H.H.Munro)
indications of events to follow given through dialogue or mime
foreshadowing
author of "The White Circle"
John Bell Clayton
author of The Pearl
John Steinbeck
author of Cold Sassy Tree
Olive Ann Burns
author of Freak the Mighty
Rodman Philbrick
main character(s) of "The Interlopers"
Ulrich von Gradwitz,
Georg Znaeym
author of Romeo + Juliet
Shakespeare
main character(s) of "The Land Lady"
Billy Weaver
main character(s) of Cold Sassy Tree
Will Tweety, Grandpa Blakslee, Miss Love
the main character in a story
protagonist
main character(s) of Romeo + Juliet
Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio
author of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
the characteristic appearance, mannerisms, speech, dress, of a place, or period
local color
main character(s) of The Count of Monte Cristo
Edmond Dantes, Maximilien, Mercedes, Albert
the emotional atmosphere created in a story
mood
time and location are given through and actor's lines
setting reference
when the opposite of the expected happens to twist the plot of a story
Irony (comic or tragic)
all the events in the plot which lead up to the climax
rising action
a narrative prose story presenting a central theme, impression and/or characterization, usually under 10,000 words
Short Story
the pattern of events, incidents or situations of a story
plot
a struggle between two opposing forces

The main conflicts of literature are one of the following:
1.man vs. man
2.man vs. self
3.man vs. nature
conflict
the person telling the story-1st person, 3rd person or omniscient__________
narrator
a hint or clue of what may happen later in the story
foreshadowing
a major division of a poem based upon a thought or form
stanza
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables within a line of poetry
meter
a comparison between 2 unalike things
metaphor
a combination of contradictory words
oxymoron
extreme exaggeration
hyperbole
ABBA ABBA CDE CDE
Petrarchan Sonnet
more than 1 meaning or interpretation
double entendre
positions and movements given by the director to actors/actresses for a scene
blocking
author of "Judge"
Walter D. Edmonds
author of "The Reef"
Sam Scoville, Jr.
author of "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Edgar Allan Poe
author of "The Land Lady"
Roald Dahl
author of The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
composer for West Side Story
Lenard Bernstein
main character(s) of "The Open Window"
Mr. Nuttle/ Vera
main character(s) of "The Thousand Dollar Bill"
Henry Armstrong
main character(s) of "The White Circle"
Tucker
main character(s) of The Pearl
Kino, Coyotito, Juana
main character(s) of Freak the Mighty
Max Cain, Kevin
main character(s) of The Odyssey
Odysseus, Penelope, Athena
main character(s) of Great Expectations
Pip(Philip Pirrip), Estella, Biddy
author of "The Thousand Dollar Bill"
Manuel Komroff
author of "The Open Window"
Saki (H.H.Munro)