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Character
any person in a story or any entity in a story that behaves as if it is a person
Round character
multi-faceted and compex
flat charcter
one distinguishing characteristic and only exists to advance the plot
static character
remain unchanged through the story
Characterization
an author creates a character (speech,appearnce, though, actions)
indirect
discribing characters through the speech and throught of others characters
Direct
narrator or author provides information about the character
protagonist
main character
antagonist
the person or force who acts against the protagonist
foil
character that serves as an opposite for a main character
allusion
referance to person, place, thing, or idea that the author assumes the reader will be familiar with
symbol
an item that represents itself or a concept larger than itself
irony
any differance between appearance and reality
sarcasm
when u say one thing but you been another(intention)
situational irony
when it seems that things are going to turn out one way and they turn out another
Dramatic irony
when the audience or reader knows info. that the main character does not know
cosmic irony
when you have come to believe that you are invincible and the universe needs to five you a reality check
genre
types of luterature(fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays,folk tales)
poetry
generally identified b/c it has stanzas
drama
identified by dialouge tags
monologue
one person delivering an extended speech
aside
a characte speaks directly to the audience
dialogue
conversation between characters
dialect
speech that is specific to a region or groups of people
diction
word choice
tone
the writter's attitude
style
the way the author writes
denotation
dictionary meaning of a word
connotation
cultural meaning
locale
place
setting
time and place
milieu
time, place, and social or cultural values
effect
the overall impact of a work upon the reader
theme
what is the story about?
conflict
any problem in the story
mood
the atmosphere created within the story
exposition
the background info. required to get the story started and where the major conflict is introduced
rising action
where the confluct beomes more complicated
climax
the point of the story viewed with the greatest emotional intensity. turning point
falling action
anyhting after the climax but before resolution
resolution
how the story is resolved
simile
a compaison using like or as
metaphor
comparospn between two items where one item beomces that other
personification
investing inanimate objects with human emotions
hyperbole
exaggeration for serious or comic effect
understatement
saying less that what you actually mean
oxymoron
combining two opposites to create a new meaning or effect
onomatopoeia
words that represent sounds
aupphemism
a glossing word, phrase, or idea to show emphasis
metonymy
a complex metaphr where an item associated w/ the object comes to represent the whole
synecdoche
a complex metaphor where a part f the object comes to represent wht whole
anthropomorphism
like personification but giving multiple traits
pathetic fallacy
attributing human emotions to non human objects
syntax
the word structure of a sentence
inversion
flipping the normal syntax of a sentace
anagram
a king of wordplay
analogy
a comparison between two dissimilar objects to point out how they are ssinilar
antithesis
using ideas in opposition
epithet
a descriptive phrase
alliteration
repetition of the 1st consonant sounds in words that are near one antoher
consonance
repetition of the ending vowel sound
euphony
language that is intended to be pleasent sound to the eat
cacophony
languafe that is intedned to be harsh sounding to the ear
rhyme
repetition of identical ir similar sounds
rhyme scheme
using letters you mark out the pattern of a rhyme
internal rhyme
where a word within a line of poetry as well oa the final word of that line rhymes
end rhyme
where the end of the liens ryme
stanza
a group of lines of peotry
tragedy
where the main character(s) dies
flashback
a brak in the chronological sequence of the plot to reveal envents that have happened in the past
flashforwar
a break in the chronological sequence of the plot to reveal evens that will occur in the future
foreshadowing
casting light on future events
imagery
using words to create pictures foir the reader using the five senses
motif
repetition of a word, idea, or image to express a theme
plot
selectively revealin info in action within a narrative to create meaning
Point of view
who's speacking? 1st, 2nd, 3rd person
omniscient
all knowing
limited imniscient
perspective is gernerally limited between one to three characters about those characters your have full access as dictated by you to internal and external behaviors
aphorism
bried, witty remark
pun
play on words
stream of onsciousness
attempt in narrative to mimic the thoughts, structure of the human brain
negative capability
ability of the reader or character or both to follow a narrative without knowing what is going to occur
autobiography
writting about yourself
biography
account of a person's life(written by someone else)
letters
finding out stuff through the letters of some to someone else
journal
day to day accounts of a person
memoir
CONSTRUCTION OF A CERTAIN segment of someone's life
nobella
51-149 pages
novel
150+ pages
persona
personality that one adopts