← Literature Terms Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Protagonist Character the audience wants to succeed. The "good guy" Antagonist The character or force that opposes the protagonist. It may be a person, force, nature, etc. Conflict The problem created by the antagonist. Types include: Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Himself, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Technology. Internal conflict A conflict going on inside a character like guilt, or a tough decision. External conflict A conflict going on outside a character like an argument or fight Epiphany When a character has an awakening or realization about life, a wake-up call. Setting Where and when a work of literature takes place. Point of View/Perspective How the narration is told. Either in first person, e.g. I, me, or third person, he, she, them. Allegory When a character stands for a human emotion, quality, or trait, e.g. innocence, greed, or jealousy. Plot The series of four events that makes up the story. Introduction, Conflict, Climax, Resolution. Comedy A story or play where the protagonist succeeds and the story ends happily. Tragedy A story or play where the protagonist fails and the story ends sadly. Primary character A main character in the story that changes and creates action in the plot Secondary character Characters who don't change or create action in the plot. Their job is to help the audience understand the primary characters better. Foreshadowing The use of hints or clues to suggest events that may occur later in the plot Flashback An interuption in the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time Genre The type, style, or classification of literature, art, music or film. Theme The idea about life or the lesson the author intends for his audience to understand. Tone The attitude or mood the author creates through his choice of vocabulary. Dialogue A conversation between two or more characters. Dialect A way of speaking that is characteristic of a specific region or group. Prose Everyday speech and writing; used to write novels, short stories, articles, speech written in paragraph form. -Not poetry Fiction Prose that is made up/ not true Non-Fiction Prose that is about real people and things, factual, historical information. Metamorphosis A dramatic or big change a character goes through, usually after an epiphany. Autobiography non-fiction story of a person's life written by the person it is about Biography the non-fiction story of a person's life written by another person Hyperbole an exaggeration used to create an image - ex. I'm starving, I have a ton of homework! Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds beginning words- ex. bouncing baby boy, Allusion a reference made to a statement, person, place or event from literature, history, or religion. Imagery language that appeals to the 5 senses - words that create pictures in your mind Personification a figure of speech in which a non-human object is given characteristics or abilities of a human -ex. The ball begged to be kicked. Simile a comparison between unlike things that uses like or as - ex. Her eyes were like deep blue pools. Metaphor a direct comparison between unlike things where one thing is said to be another- ex. Her eyes were deep blue pools. (does not use like or as) Symbol an object that has a meaning larger than itself- ex. flag, Hammer's Packard, Julie's yellow roses Novel a fictional work that is made up of characters, events and conflicts - written in prose Poetry compressed language that uses imagery to stimulate senses and emotions - written in verse Verse poetic language that creates stanzas in poems or songs.