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style
way author writes
conflict
main struggle in story
Man vs. Man
character's struggle with other character/antagonist
Man vs Self
character's struggle with self
Man vs. Society
character's struggle with social class, monet, other people's views of him, etc.
Man vs. Nature
character against forces of nature
5 Pillars of a Novel
Setting, Characters, Plot, Point of View, Theme
Setting
time and place
characters
people, animals, and anyone who contributes to the story
Static vs. Dynamic
Not Changing vs. Changing
Protagonist
main character/good guy
Antagonist
against protagonist/bad guy
Characterization
method used to develop characters
Direct
traits of character that author directly states
Indirect
observations of character that reader makes
Plot
arrangement of events
Exposition
past details leading up to conflict
Complications
factors that complicate the story
Climax
point of highest tension
Denouement
conclusion of events
Resolution
when all problems are resolved
Point of View
outlook of the narrator
First Person
narrated by one or more characters who refer to themselves as "i" or "we"
Third person limited
author observes character from third person but only stays focused on one character
Third person omniscient
author observes character from third person but focuses on multiple characters and situations
THEME
dominant idea in novel
Motif
dominant theme
Symbolism
use of symbols to represent concepts or objects
Allegory
story with two meaning: literal and symbolic
Imagery
descriptive details
Plot
arrangement of events
Exposition
past details leading up to conflict
Complications
factors that complicate the story
Climax
point of highest tension
Denouement
conclusion of events
Resolution
when all problems are resolved
Point of View
outlook of the narrator
First Person
narrated by one or more characters who refer to themselves as "i" or "we"
Third person limited
author observes character from third person but only stays focused on one character
Third person omniscient
author observes character from third person but focuses on multiple characters and situations
THEME
dominant idea in novel
Motif
dominant theme
Symbolism
use of symbols to represent concepts or objects
Allegory
story with two meaning: literal and symbolic
Imagery
descriptive details
Allusion
brief reference to person, event, place, etc.
Mood
emotion, feeling
Diction
writer's choice of words
Figurative Language
example
Simile
comparison of two unlike things using "like"
Metaphor
comparison of two unlike things using "to be"
Personification
giving human qualities to animals or objects
Verse form
written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Iambic Pentameter
a common meter in poetry consisting of a line ten syllables long that is accented on every second beat
Prose
the ordinary form of spoken or written language
Pun
"cats are catty"

play on words
Malapropism
misusing words in a humorous way
Irony
outcome of events contrary to what was expected
Situational Irony
outcome that turns out to be very diefferent from what was expected
Dramatic Irony
occurs when the meaning of the situation if understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
apostrophe
calling out to inanimate object
Verbal Irony
"David and Yao Ming are short."
Rite of Passage
ritual in which boy becomes a man