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29 Cards in this Set

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1. Antagonist
A character or group of characters who represent the opposition against the protagonist.
2. Round character
A character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineated by the author.
3. Characterization
- A. A portrayal or description B. A description or creation of convincing representation of fictional characters.
4. Flat character
Minor characters that of which are barely developed or maybe stereotyped.
5. Climax
A turning point of the action of a plot, drama, or work of fiction; often marks the protagonist taking an action or making a decision to resolve the conflict of work.
6. Complication
A. The Act of complicating something.
7. Conflict
A fight, battle, struggle, or strife
8. Dramatic Irony
When there is a discrepancy between what a character knows and what the audience knows.
9. Falling action
A series of events which take place after the climax.
10. Fiction
A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.
11. First Person
A point of view in which I or we serves as the narrator of a piece of fiction.
12. Flashback
An interruption of a works chronology to describe or present an incident that occurred prior to the main timeframe of the story.
13. Foreshadowing
The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in literature.
14. Irony
Is what happens as opposed to what was expected.
15. Limited Omniscient Narrator
A narrator who can report external actions and conversations of many characters but can only relate the internal thoughts of one character. Speaks in third person.
16. Omniscient Narrator
A narrator who knows everything and can report on the thoughts and actions of all characters.
17. Parody
A humorous mockery or imitation of a literary work, sometimes sarcastic but often respectful in its playful imitation.
18. Plot
The way in which narrative events are arranged.
19. Point of view
– A specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal; standpoint.
20. Protagonist
– The main character of a literary work. Most of the time, the hero or the good guy/girl.
21. Resolution
Sorting out or unraveling a plot at the end of a play or story.
22. Rising Action
The events of a dramatic or narrative plot that precedes the climax.
23. Satire/Satiric Humor
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidity’s and follies.
24. Setting
Determines a time and place in fiction.
25. Style
those components or features of a literary composition that have to do with a form of expression, rather than the thoughts expressed.
26. Subplot
A plot subordinate to the main plot of a literary work.
27. Symbol
An object, action, character, setting, animal or other element in a literary work that stands for something more than its literal meaning.
28. Theme
The general idea or insight that a writer wishes to express.
29. Tone
The writer’s attitude towards the character in a literary work.