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46 Cards in this Set

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A narrative in verse or prose in which the literal events consistently point to a parallel sequence of symbolic ideas
A brief reference in a text to a person, place or thing- fictious or actu
the most siginificant force or character that opposes the protagonist
a progtagonist who is lacking in one or more of the conventional qualties attributed to a hero
Character (dynamic and static; round and flat; stock
An imagined figure inhabiting a narrative or drama
the moment of greatest intensity in a story
the introduction of a significant development in the central conflict of a narrative between characters.
The central struggle between two or more characters in a story
Any established feature or technique in literature that is commonly understood by bothe authors and readers
The point in a story when the crucial action, decision, or realication must be made, marking the turning point or reversal of the protagonists fortunes
The resolution or conclison of a literary work as plot complications are unraveled after the climax
word choice or vocabulary
Editorial Omniscience
When an omniscience narrator goes beyond repoorting the thoughts of his or her characters to make a critical judgment or commentary, making explicit the narrators own thoughts or philosophies.
A moment of insight discovery or revelation by which a characters life is greatly altere
The opening portion of a narrative
A brief often humorous narrative told to illustrate a moral
Fairy Tale
A traditional form of short narrative folklore, originally transmitted orally, which features supernatural characters such as witches, giants, fairies, or animals with human personality traits.
Falling Action
the events in a story that happen after the climax and lead toward the conclusion
not bound by factual accuracy, and created out of the writers imigination
the way or orginaizing events so that later events are prepared for , or shadowed beforehand.
Gothic Story
genre that creates terror and suspence usualy set in islotated castle, creeppy mansion etc
Impartial Omniscience
A narrator who presents the thoughts and actons of the characters but does not judge them or comment on them
Initiation Story
sotry in which the main character(normally child) undergoes the right of passage the prepares them for their adulthood
n Medias Res
Beginning a story midway in the events it depicts
Interior Monologue
An extenede presentation of a characters thoughts in a narrative
Irony (verbal, cosmic, of situation, dramatic, of point of view
A literary device in which a discreoancy of meaning is maked beneath the surface of the language
contemporayr fictcion written in a deliberatly flat, unemotional tone and an appropriately unadorned style
A message or lesson implied or directly stated in a literary work
what a character in a story wants
the location where the story takes place
Narrator (innocent; unreliable)
A voice or charactrer that provides the reader with information and insifght about the characters and incidents in a narrative
A brief, usually allegorical narratice that teaches a narative
That particular arrangement of actions events and situations that unfold in a narrative
Point of View (1st person; limited omniscient; omniscient; objective)
the perspectve from which a story is told
main character in a story
Rising Action
Part of a sotry where events start rising toward a climax
A usuallly pejorative descriptuoion of the quality of a literary work that tries to convey great emotion but fails to give the reader sufficeient grounds for sharing it.
The time and place of a literary work
Short Story
a prose narrative too brief to be published in a separate volume
Stream of Consciousness
not a specific technique, but a type of modern narration that uses various literary devices especially interiror monologue in an attempt to duplicate the subjective and associative nature of human consciousness
All the distinctive ways in which an author, genre, movenemt or historiucal perioud uses language to create a literary work.
Enjoyable anxiety created in the reader
short narrative without a complex plot
short narrative without a complex plot
a humorous short narrative the provides a wildly exaggerated version of events
A generally recurring subject or idea conspicuously evident in a literary work
he attitude toward a subject conveyed in a literary work