a character who is known for some outstanding trait or traits. He/ she is almost a stereotype rather than a unique character. He/she has little description since we already know him/her. He/she is a recognizable type.
has one outstanding characteristic, a few distinguishing marks. Can be easily summed up.
characters who are represented with more detail and depth; usually a main character. Cannot be captured with a single word or phrase.
a character who does not change through the story. He/she remains fixed.
a character that experiences a change as a result of events.
A reference to a famous person, place or thing in history, in fiction, or in actuality.
an extreme exaggeration of one or several human characteristics.
the speaker or the one from whom the story is told.
Point of view
to identify the narrator of a story, describing any part he or she plays in the events and any limitations placed upon his or her knowledge is to identify ....
Omniscient point of view
the narrator sees into the minds of all the characters and is able to tell what characters are thinking and feeling.
the narrator sees into the mind of only one character in the story and tells what the character sees, thinks, feels, hears.
Objective point of view
the narrator does not enter the mind of any character but describes events from the outside, telling only what is observable.
Stream of consciousness
a kind of selective omniscience: the presentation of thoughts and sense impressions in a life-like fashion- randomly.
is an extended presentation of a character's thoughts, not in helter-skelter order of stream of consciousness.
the time and place of a story.
literal meaning of a word
an idea or feeling related to the literal definition of a word
repetition of a sound or letter
repetition of a vowel sound in unrhymed words
repetition of consonants in close words
words spelled as they sound
visually descriptive or figurative language
comparison using like or as
giving human characteristics to something nonhuman
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem
continuation of a sentence without a pause between the line or stanza
Choice and use of words in speech or writing.
a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory
The events of a dramatic or narrative plot preceding the climax.
The events of a dramatic or narrative plot following the climax.
The turning point or high point of a plot.
A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
literally meaning the action of untying, a denouement is the final outcome of the main complication in a play or story.
The study of the rules whereby words or other elements of sentence structure are combined to form grammatical sentences.
a central message, concern, or purpose.
a person, place, or thing comes to represent an abstract idea or concept -- it is anything that stands for something beyond itself.
distinctive idea; structures, contrasts, or literary devices that can help to develop and inform the piece's major themes
A situation, or a use of language, involving some kind of incongruity or discrepancy. (Verbal irony, dramatic irony, and irony of situation)
the way you write, as opposed to what you write about .
The sequence of events within a literary work.
A narrative structure containing or connecting a series of otherwise unrelated tales.
be a warning or indication of (a future event)
a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story