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Naturalism
Nature neither harms nor helps - it simply exists. Nature feels no obligation to anything
Foreshadowing
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage.
Plot
The plan, scheme, or main story of a literary work; Characters and setting that happen throughout the story; main point.
Connotative
Symbolism; figurative meaning; the secondary meaning of a word in addition to its primary meaning.
Implied Resolution
A resolution that is suggested by the author through the use of supporting details and common sense.
Interpretive Essay
An essay in which students seek to explore and clarify a given text's meaning or implications.
Theme
A subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic; reoccuring motif.
Ironic
Coincidental; unexpected outcome.
Thesis
Forecast to readers the main idea and must be clear, arguable, and clarified.
Rite Of Passage
Something a character has to go through in life to progress to the next stage; innocence to experience.
Allegory
A piece of literation that is meant to be read on a symbolic level.
Third Person Omniscient Narration
The narrator knows all.
Third Person Limited Narration
Narration told in third person but only knows as much as one character knows.
Third Person Narration
Narration told from a removed location - except to hear he, she, they, them etc. && doesn't know thoughts of individual characters.
First Person Narration
Narration told from a character in the story - except to hear I, me, my, we, us.
Symbol
Something that represents something else.
Interior Monologue
Hearing the characters thought processes.
Figurative
Deeper meaning, symbolism involved, connotative meaning.
Literal
Surface level meaning; no symbolism involved.
Denotative
Definition - dictionary - words mean what they say.
Antagonist
Character(s) who work(s) against the protagonist; a force such as disease and nature can be included.
Protagonist
Main/central character that has a decision to make.
Resolution/Denouement
Loose ends tied up; problem solved.
Falling Actions
Story actions that occur that lead to the resolution/denouement.
Climax
The highest point of interest/action that occurs between the protagonist and antagonist.
Rising Actions
Story actions that occur that lead to the climax (can be huge.)
External Conflict
Problem that exists with another character or outside force; disease, nature, another person.
Internal Conflict
Problem that exists within a character; a flaw, mentally or emotionally.
Conflict
Problem that must be solved.
Inciting Event
Event that occurs that messes up the balance in the protagonist's life.
Exposition
Find out background information, setting, introduction of characters, and any other necessary information.
Interloper
Someone who meddles in someone else's business.
Feud
Fight overtime.
Motif
A recurrent thematic element in a literary work.
Satire
Irony or caustic wit used to expose human folly (lack of good sense).