GACS lclab English 10 - Hill/Spiceland - Final Exam Review - Fall Semester

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GACS lclab English 10 - Hill/Spiceland - Final Exam Review - Fall Semester

theme

The central idea or message in a literary work

antagonist

The force or character against which the main character is pitted

Edgar Allen Poe

Writer who defined the modern short story

diction

Writer's choice of words

conflict

The basic struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist

protagonist

The major character who is struggling with a problem

setting

The time and place in which the events of the story occur

characterization

The techniques writers use to develop characters

mood

The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader

symbol

A person, place, or object that represents something beyond itself

climax

Usually determines how the conflict will be resolved

Parallelism

The use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related or equal in importance

plot

The chain of related events that take place in a story

tone

The attitude a writer takes toward a subject

point of view

The author's decision about who is to tell the story

third person limited point of view

Point of view in which a narrator outside the action describes only one character's feelings and the events in which only one character participated or witnessed

first person point of view

Point of view in which a character in the story tells the story

omniscient third person point of view

Point of view in which an all-knowing narrator outside the action tells the story

style

The way in which a piece of literature is written

dramatic irony

Refers to the contrast between what a character knows and what the reader or audience know

satire

A literary technique in which ideas, customs, behaviors or institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society

irony

A contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens

foreshadowing

A writer's use of hints or clues to indicate events that will occur later in a narrative

verbal irony

Occurs when someone says one thing but means another

irony of situation

Occurs when a character or the reader expects one thing to happen but something entirely different occurs

first person point of view

Type of point of view of "The Pit and the Pendulum"

first person point of view

Type of point of view of "On the Rainy River"

omniscient third person point of view

Type of point of view of "The Interlopers"

omniscient third person point of view

Type of point of view of "There Will Come Soft Rains"

first person point of view

Type of point of view of "By the Waters of Babylon"

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