Literary Terms Quiz

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Allusion

reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work,etc.

Antagonist

character in conflict with main character

Antonyms

a word of opposite meaning

Characterization

the way author creates the character

Climax

highest point of the story

Conflict

clash between hostile or opposing elements, ideas, or forces

Dialogue

conversation between 2 or more persons

Figurative Language

descriptive language which isn't to be taken literally

Foreshadowing

giving hints that suggest for coming events

Genre

distinctive type or category of literary composition

Imagery

art of making images, figurative language, mental images

Irony

contrast between an expected outcome and the actual outcome

Plot

outline of events in story

Point of View

view point in which the story is told

Protagonist

main character in a story

Resolution

act or process of resolving

Symbol

a letter, character, or sign used in writing or printing to represent operations, quantities, elements, sounds, or other ideas

Synonyms

a word of the same meaning

Tone

attitude of writer on subject

Theme

universal truth or insight

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