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Review for midterm

verbal irony

A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant

internal conflict

man vs. god; man vs. self

external conflict

man vs. nature; man vs. man

metaphor

I am a rock.

mood

the feeling created in the reader by a literary work

voice

a writer uses language to reflect his personality or the personality of one of the characters

antagonist

the character who works against the protagonist

protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

allegory

a work where every element is a symbol of something else

ethos

Appeal based on the speaker's character and trustworthiness

pathos

the speaker or writer appeals to the emotions

logos

Speaker or writer uses logic and reason

soliloquy

speech made by a character alone on stage

fable

a short story with talking animals and a moral

hyperbole

an exaggeration made to achieve a specific effect

theme

the main idea expressed in a work

connotations

fat and plump have different ____________

denotation

skinny and thin have the same _______.

tone

the writer's attitude toward the subject or character

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