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Figurative Language
Language employing figues of speech
figures of speech
antagonist
character or force that comes into conflict w/ the protagonist
bad main character
catharsis
purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions especially through a work of art, as of tradgedy or music
greek to cleanse
climax
the tensest moment of the plot
highest
comedy
a story that ends happily
:-)
exposition
the basic situation which introduces the characters, setting, and usually the story's main conflict
introducer
farce
a type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped characters are involved in farfetched silly situations
:-P
hero
a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired, for his brave deeds and noble qualities
hercules
hubris
excessive pride
pride
protagonist
the main character in fiction or drama
good guy
understatment
a figure of speech that consists of saying lees than one means
less
wordplay
clever or subtle repartee; verbal wit; a play on words; pun
choose one
dynamic character
character which changes in an important way as a result of the story's action
changing due to action
epic poetry
long, narritive poems which relate the great deeds of a larger than life hero who embodies the values of a particular society
hero
epic simile
extended simile, usually found in the context of an epic
simile poem
epithet
an adjective or discriptive phrase that is regularly used to characterize a person, place, or thing
adjective
fable
a very breif story in the prose or verse that teaches moral
moral
fiction
prose writing that includes invented material and that does not claim to be factually true
not true
first person narrative
story in which the narrator is a character in a story
1st per.