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Foreshadowing
hints or clues that suggest what is to come in the story
Tone
the attitude of the speaker or writer
First Person narration
when the main character tells his own story or when a supporting character tells the main characters story.
Third Person omniscient narrator
a person who is not in the story but knows everything about the people in the story. The narrarator can switch point of views.
Dramatic Monologue
speach in poem
Soliloquy
self-reveling, speach in a play
Direct/indirect characterization
direct-when writer tells directly what a character is like.
indirect-writers shows us the character but allows us to interpret for ourselves the kind of person they are.
Motivation
the reasons for a persons actions
Round Character
a more complex character who has several sides.
Static Character
don't progress or change throughout the story.
Dynamic Character
a character that changes as a result of the storys events
Protagonist
the main character
Antagonist
a character or force the protagonist struggles against and must overcome
Unreliable narrator
biased and does not or cannot tell the truth
Third person Limited point of view
the storyteller zooms in on just a character and talks about them in third person.
Theme
central idea of a work of literature
Verbal irony
when someone says one thing but means the opposite
Situational irony
when the opposite of what you expect occurs
Dramatic irony
when a character gets into trouble while the character is unaware of his or her situation.
Dynamic Character
a character that changes as a result of the storys events
Protagonist
the main character
Antagonist
a character or force the protagonist struggles against and must overcome
Unreliable narrator
biased and does not or cannot tell the truth
Third person Limited point of view
the storyteller zooms in on just a character and talks about them in third person.
Theme
central idea of a work of literature
Verbal irony
when someone says one thing but means the opposite
Situational irony
when the opposite of what you expect occurs
Dramatic irony
when a character gets into trouble while the character is unaware of his or her situation.