8th Grade, First Quarter, LMS

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Character

a person,creature or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work.

Main Character

the most important character in a story, poem, or play.

Minor Characters

less important characters, but is necessary for the story to develop.

Flat Character

one-sided and often stereotypical

Round Character

a fully developed character and exhibits many traits.

Stereotypes

characteristics we attribute to people based on their membership in a group

Protagonist

main character

Antagonist

A character or force in conflict with the main character or Protagonist.

Plot

The sequence of events in which each event results from a previous one and causes the next.

Climax

A struggle between opposing forces.

Conflict

a struggle between opposing forces

Man vs Man

External conflict

Man vs Nature

External conflict

Man vs Himself

Internal conflict

Setting

the time and place of a story

Theme

a central message, concern or purpose.

Point of View

the perspective or vantage point from which a story is told.

First Person Point of View

The story is told by one of its characters, using the first person, pronoun I.

Omniscient

Main characters point of view.

Dialect

a form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group

Dialogue

the conversation between characters in poems, novels and short stories.

Narrator

a speaker or character who tells a story.

Atomosphere

The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.

Mood

the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage

Foreshadowing

an author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story

Symbol

anything that stands for or represents something else

Irony

the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions

Allusion

A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art

Metaphor

a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else

Simile

a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to make a direct comparsion between two unlike ideas.

Figurative Language

writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally

Personification

a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

Alliteration

the repetition of initial consonant sounds

Onomatopoeia

the use of words that imitate sounds

Flashback

A scene within a story that interupts the sequence of events to relate events that occurred in the past.

Tone

The writer's attitude toward the readers and toward the subject conveyed by the language and rhythm of the speaker.

imagery

a word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell

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