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personification
figure of speech, a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

the gentle rain embraced her.
onomatopoeia
words that imitate sounds

buzz hiss click
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words used for emphasis
imagery
descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures for the reader
blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
allegory
story or tale with 2 or more levels of meaning
allusion
reference to a will-known person, place event, literary work, or work of art
analogy
comparison between 2 unlike things
An analogy describes something unfamiliar by pointing out similarities to something familiar.
protagonist
main character in a literary work
antagonist
character or force in conflict with a main character ( protagonist)
autobiography
nonfiction - a person tells his or her own life story
characterization
act of creating and developing a character
connotation
a personal meaning to a word
dennotation
objective meaning of word or dictionary definition and does not involve what the word meaning brings to mind
conflict
struggle between opposing forces
parts of plot
exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution,
dialogue
conversation between characters
dramatic irony
contradiction between what the character things and what the reader or audience knows to be true
situational irony-occurred.
event occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of everyone
verbal irony
word or phrase is used to suggest the opposite of its usual meaning
essay
may be formal or informal and is a short, nonfiction work about a particular subject
foreshadowing
clues or hints that suggest events that have not occurred.
hyperbole
exaggeration or overstatement
journal or diary
daily autobiographical account of events and personal reactions
genre
division or type of literature

poetry, prose, drama
local color
details unique to a particular geographic area
regionalism
tendency among certain authors to write about specific geographical areas
narrator
speaker or character who tells a story
third person narration
does not use I telling the story
2 kinds
1. limited 2. omniscient
Third person omniscient
narrator "knows all" about what each character feels and thinks
third person limited
narrator tells thoughts and feelings of only one character and everything is viewed from this one character's perspective
apostrophe
figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person, or a personal quality , object , or idea. used in poetry to add emotional intesity
satire
writing that ridicules or criticizes individuals, ideas, etc..
setting
time and place of the action
symbolism
literary movement during the 19th century that many poets turned away from realistic ideas and expressed emotion using a pattern of symbols
writing that represents something more than a concrete idea
theme
central message or insight into life revealed by a literary work
myth
fictional tale that explains the actions of gods or heroes or the causes of natural phenomena
dialect
form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group
round character
character who is complex and mult-faceted, like a real person
flat character
character who is one-dimensional (not complicated and one sided)
expository writing
writing that explains
descriptive writing
use vivid sensory and memory details to bring subject to life
deadpan narrator
shows no emotion