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symbols
thing, person, or event used to r4epresent a larger idea
allegory
a story whose characters are represented symbolically
theme
the central meaning or idea of a literary work
protagonist
hero in a story(“good guy”, main character
antagonist
opponent or enemy in a story(“bad guy”)
irony
an outcome or circumstance that is the opposite of what you might expect
foreshadowing
clues that hint what will happen next
motif
an element that reoccurs in stories from many cultures and from many periods in history
inference
a guess based in info in reading and background knowledge
predicting
to guess what will happen
tone
the author’s attitude or feeling about the subject
mood
the way the reading makes you feel(the atmosphere)
first person
written like a character in the story is telling what they observed and how they feel
3rd person limited
written like the narrator is inside the mind of one of the characters, this allows the narrator to tell about his thoughts and feelings of the character
3rd person omniscent
written like the person telling the story knows everything about all the characters including the characters feelings and thoughts
direct characterization
stating directly what the character is like
indirect characterization
showing characters in action and let us decide how they are
style
the way a writer uses language, style results from diction(word choice), sentence structure(i.e. choppy sentences) and tone
denouement
the resolution of the story
charcterization
the way an author reveals a character