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Static (character)
Remains the same throughout the story
Dynamic (Character)
Changes in the course of a story due to influences , events, or interactions
Protagonist
Main character
Antagonist
Opposes the main character
Characterization
The method an author uses to reveal the personality of a character
Direct (Characterization)
When an author directly states facts about a character's personality
indirect (characterization)
When the author reveals the characters' personality through words or actions.
Chiasmus
A figure of speech by which the order of the terms in the first 2 parallel clauses is reversed in the second.
Colloquial
Ordinary language, the vernacular
Comedy
Plays that featured the flaws and foibles of society, which produced charos that eventually resolved into harmony
Compare/Contrast
A technique in which 2 items are compared for the purpose of clarifying a specific idea.
Conceit
A comparison of 2 unlikely things that is drawn out within a piece of literature in particular an extended metaphor within a poem
Conflict
The opposition of people, events , or ideas
Connotation
the unspoken or unwritten meaning associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
Consonance
A common type of rhyme that consists of identical consonant sounds preceded by different vowel sounds
Denotation
A word's dictionary definition
Dialect
The language and speech idiosyncrasies of a specific area, region, or group of people
Diction
the author's choice of words based on their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness
Drama
A form of literature requiring a performance (play)
Enjambment
The continuation of a sentence from one line or couplet of a poem to the next
Epiphany
A character experiences, a sudden awareness or enlightenment
Esasy
a multipurpose prose writing that can incorporate a range of writing techniques, depending on its audience or purpose
Extended metaphor
When the author intentionally uses various references to the same metaphor throughout his story
Farce
A play or scence in a play or book that is characterized by broad humor, wild antics, and often slapstick and physical humor
Figurative Language
Draws comparisons between images and ideas with the intent of providing more insight into those ideas
Flashback
The technique of returning to an earlier time in the narrative for the purpose of making something in the present clearer
Foil
A character who serves as a contrast or challenge to another character in a narrative
Foreshadowing
A method of giving hunts or clues of action coming later in the narrative
Genre
A particular type or category of literary work
Hero
A protagonist who achieves lofty goals for himself or others