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interpretive literature
literature that gives an insight to life, teaches, morals
escape literature
literature made just for fun, escaping reality
plot
sequence of events in a story
conflict
man vs nature, man vs self, man vs man
protagonist
the main character in a story
antagonist
the character that is in conflict with the protagonist
suspense
the quality of the story, which makes the reader ask what will happen next
mystery
unusual circumstances that the reader wants answered
theme
main idea of a story
irony of situation
as a reader, expect something to happen, but something else does
irony of conversation
character says one thing but means something else
dramatic irony
reader knows something in a story before it happens, knows more than character
character
two parts: personality and person
direct character presentation
author tells directly how a character is like
indirect character presentation
when you learn about a character through what they do, say, or think
flat character
character that has one or two traits
round character
character with many traits, deeper
stoch character
character that is portrayed to be the same in works of literature (stereotype)
static character
character that doesn't change
developing character
character that changes
dilemma
character has to make a decision between two options
plot manipulation
when the author gives an unexpected turn of events
ommicient point of view
if you see everything through everyone's eyes
first person point of view
when the person telling lived what there talking about (I, we, me)
third person point of view
when you witness the story as a bystander (he, she, they)
objective point of view
see only what a camera would see (no thoughts)
symbol
something that stands for something else
fantasy
something imaginary used to show something real
biography
person's life story told by another person
autobiography
person that writes their own life story
dialogue
conversation between two or more people
dialect
unique way how people talk
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison not using like or as
personification
something non human that is given human traits
hyperbole
a great exaggeration
foreshadowing
clues about what will happen next
inference
pick up hints and clues as you read
setting
time and place
satire
using humor to make a point
atmosphere
feeling in a mood in a story
imagery
using words to put a picture in the mind
soliloquy
action of story stops, character comes forward and speaks thoughts and ideas
anachronism
something out of order chronologically