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Simile-comparison that uses the word: like or as
Simile-comparison that uses the word: like or as
Setting-time and place in which a story takes place
Setting-time and place in which a story takes place
Climax- turning point in a story: highest point of interest
Climax- turning point in a story: highest point of interest
Secondary Character-minor character in a work of literature
Secondary Character-minor character in a work of literature
Theme-central idea or insight about life
Theme-central idea or insight about life
Mood-feeling that is created in a reader (atmosphere)
Mood-feeling that is created in a reader (atmosphere)
Meter-rhythmical pattern, number of stresses or beats in a line
Meter-rhythmical pattern, number of stresses or beats in a line
Aside --remark made to the audience, unheard by characters
Aside --remark made to the audience, unheard by characters
Consonance-repetition in two or more works of the final consonants in stressed syllables
Consonance-repetition in two or more works of the final consonants in stressed syllables
Personification-giving human qualities to nonhuman object

Personification-giving human qualities to nonhuman object

Alliteration-repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words-Anna ate an apple
Alliteration-repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words-Anna ate an apple
Denouement-any events which occur after the resolution: final outcome: final resolution
Denouement-any events which occur after the resolution: final outcome: final resolution
Fiction- writing that is based on imagination: made up: false.
Fiction- writing that is based on imagination: made up: false.
Hyperbole-extravagant exaggeration or overstatement

Hyperbole-extravagant exaggeration or overstatement

Symbol- object, person, idea, or action that represents something other than itself, anything that stands for something other than itself

Symbol- object, person, idea, or action that represents something other than itself, anything that stands for something other than itself

Foreshadowing-hints about later events
Foreshadowing-hints about later events
Essay-short, nonfiction work about a particular subject
Essay-short, nonfiction work about a particular subject
Point of view-angle or perspective from which a story is told
Point of view-angle or perspective from which a story is told
Narrator-a storyteller

Narrator-a storyteller

Dialogue-conversation between two or more people
Dialogue-conversation between two or more people
Nonfiction- writing that explains ideas or tells about real people, places, or objects: writing about real life, true
Nonfiction- writing that explains ideas or tells about real people, places, or objects: writing about real life, true
Narrative-a story
Narrative-a story
Lyric-poetry that expresses strong emotional response
Lyric-poetry that expresses strong emotional response
Dramatic irony-contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows

Dramatic irony-contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows

Prose-ordinary language of writing and speaking
Prose-ordinary language of writing and speaking
Assonance-repetition of vowel sounds followed by deferent consonants in two or more stressed syllables
Assonance-repetition of vowel sounds followed by deferent consonants in two or more stressed syllables
Conflict-struggle between opposing forces or people
Conflict-struggle between opposing forces or people
Protagonist-main character in a literary work
Protagonist-main character in a literary work
Rhythm-arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables

Rhythm-arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables

Exposition-introduction, characters, setting, and the basic situation: provides background information: sets the scene for the conflict
Exposition-introduction, characters, setting, and the basic situation: provides background information: sets the scene for the conflict
Irony-literary technique that involves a difference between appearance and reality, expectation, and result, or meaning and intention

Irony-literary technique that involves a difference between appearance and reality, expectation, and result, or meaning and intention

Dilemma-situation in which a person must choose between two equal alternatives
Dilemma-situation in which a person must choose between two equal alternatives
Flashback-section of literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to tell about an earlier event


Flashback-section of literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to tell about an earlier event

Tragedy-work of dramatic literature in which the main character suffers a downfall or catastrophe
Tragedy-work of dramatic literature in which the main character suffers a downfall or catastrophe
Stage directions-notes included in a drama to describe how a work is to be performed
Stage directions-notes included in a drama to describe how a work is to be performed
Epic-long narrative poem about a hero who has superhuman powers (gods and goddesses)

Epic-long narrative poem about a hero who has superhuman powers (gods and goddesses)

Comedy-work of literature in which character overcomes his limitations and the work has a happy ending

Comedy-work of literature in which character overcomes his limitations and the work has a happy ending

Antagonist-character or force in conflict with the main character-against the main character
Antagonist-character or force in conflict with the main character-against the main character
Resolution-how a situation turns out, loose ends are tied up
Resolution-how a situation turns out, loose ends are tied up
Plot- series of related events
Plot- series of related events
Archetype- original pattern or model of all things of same type. (a
perfect example) original pattern or model on which something is patterned

Archetype- original pattern or model of all things of same type. (a
perfect example) original pattern or model on which something is patterned

Metaphor-comparison in which one thing is spoken of, as though it were something else
Metaphor-comparison in which one thing is spoken of, as though it were something else