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What is the term for a phrase that goes beyond the literal meaning to create fresh & original descriptions?
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
What is the term for the methods an author uses to develop a character in which information about that character is stated outright?
DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
What is the term for the type of fiction writing dealing mainly with the impact of actual or imagined science on people?
SCIENCE FICTION
What is the term for hints about what is coming up in a selection?
FORESHADOWING
What is the term for a character who does not go through a major personality change?
STATIC CHARACTER
What is the term for the point of view in which the narrator is IN the story?
FIRST PERSON
What is the term for the growing tension and excitement felt by a reader?
SUSPENSE
What is the term for the methods an author uses to develop a character in which information must be INFERRED through actions, other characters' words, or other roundabout means?
INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
What is the term for a lesson to be learned through a piece of literature? (It is NOT directly stated.)
THEME
What is the term for informal speech?
SLANG
What is the term for the contrast between what happens and what is expected to happen?
IRONY
What is the term for a character whose personality goes through a major change?
DYNAMIC CHARACTER
What is the term for a comparison of two unlike things using the words LIKE or AS?
SIMILE
What is the term for the feeling created in the READER by a literary work?
MOOD
What is the term for an expression that should not be taken literally?
IDIOM