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Autobiography
written about that person by the person
direct characterization
bluntly states who they are states in the text.
Indirect characterization
The reader looks n between the lines to learn about the character.
climax
most exciting part of the story. conflict is resolved
Complications
Characters try to resolve conflict and meet with more complications.
Conflict
the struggles and problems a character faces
dialogue
The actual words that characters speak. Authors use dialougue skillfully in the short story to portray character and to dramatize conflict.
Diction
the author's choice of words vocabulary level of the story.
exposition
where your characters and conflict meet more complications characters are introducted.
falling action
after the climax of a story before the resolution when the conflicts are being resolved
Foreshadowing
the use of clues to hint at what will happen later in the plot.
imagery
use of selected details to describe one thing in terms of another. This helps suggest additional meanings and feelings
irony
a particular tone created when the speacker intends a meaning that is opposite to the words he or she says.
mood
The overall feeling created by an authors choice of words.
Narrator
the speaker who tells the story
Point of view
Perspecetive from which they story is told.
Omniscient
if the author is outside the story and presents thoughts of all characters involved
limited
when the story is told from the view point of one character who can see only a part of the whole story
Protagonist
The sentral character of the story
resolution
end of the story
Rising action
Characters try to resolve conflict and meet with more complications
Satire
Type of writing that ridicules something, person, group of people hummanity at large an aattiude of failing a social ionstitution in order to reveal a weekness
Setting
When and where a story takes place.
Suprize ending
resolves a story's conflict in a totally unexpected yet logical way sometimes tells the story's meaning.
Suspense
making us intrested in what lies ahead. the anxiety we feel about what is going to happen next in the story
theme
central idea of a work of literature
tone
The clues in a story that suggest the writer's or narrators own attitude toward elements of his or her story.
image
a single word or phrase that appeals to one our senses
catalog poem
list of images that creates a rolling rhythm
Haiku
Japanese verse form consisting of three lines and 17 sykkables
Figure of speech
word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is nto meant to be taken literally.
Metaphor
Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things w/o using like or as
Simile
Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using like or as
assonance
Repeated voewl sounds
Personification
kind of metaphor in which a non human thing ir quality is talked about as if it were human
Speaker
The voice that is taking in a poem
Tone
attide a writer takes toward the audience a subject or character.
Rhyme
Reptition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem
Rhyme scheme
The pattern of rhymes in poem
Onomatopoeia
use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
repetition
words phrases and intire lines that rhyme.
Alliteration
repetition of the same or very simmlar consonant sounds in words that are close together ina poem.
approximate Rhyme
words that repeat same sounds but are not echoes
internal rhyme
rhymes that occur inside a line
extended immage
is an immage developed over several lines of a poem or even throuhout an entire poem.
External conflict
when a person struggles with something outside themselves
internal conflict
a person is fighting to control some inner problem.
Plot
a series of related events, each event connected to the next
scene
the location of a poem