6th grade literary term

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Alliteration

repition of intial consonant sounds.

Analogy

a comparison between two or more things that sre similar in some ways but different in others.

Anecdote

brief story about interesting, amusing, or strange events.

Atmosphere

the feeling created in the reader by a literary work .

Autobiography

a story about the writer's own life told by the writer.

Biography

A form of nonfiction in which a writer tells the life of another person.

Character

a person or an animal that takes part in a literary work.

Characterization

the act of creating and developing a character.

Climax

the high point in the action of the plot.

Comedy

a literary work, especially a play, which is light, often humorous, and ends happily.

Concrete poem

a poem in the shape of its subject.

Conflict

a struggle between opposing forces.

Connotation

the set of ideas associated with its explicit meaning.

Dennotation

the dictionary meaning of a word.

Description

a portrait in words, of a person, place , or object.

Development

the sequence of cause and effect events.

Dialect

a form of language spoken by a specific region.

Dialogue

a conversation between characters.

Drama

a story written to be performed by actors.

Dynamic character

one who changes or grows during the course of action.

Essay

a short nonfiction about a particular subject, six types of essays, informal, historical, expository, narrative, informational and persuasive.

Exposition

the introduction, this introduces the characters, setting and basic situation.

Expository writing

writing that explains or informs.

Extended metaphor

same as a metaphor, but several connected comparisons are made.

External conflict

man against man, man against nature and man against society.

a character whose actions are inspiring or noble.

Hero/ Heroine

real people, places and events that are incorporated into made-up things.

Historical fiction

Images

words or phrases that appeal to the five senses.

Imagery

mental pictures

Internal conflict

man against himself.

Irony

literary technique that involves interesting, amusing and surprising contradictions.

Legend

widely told story about the past that has no foundation if true or not.

Letters

written communication from one person to another.

Limerick

humorous, rhyming, five-lined poem, with specific meter and rhyme scheme.

Lyric poem

highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker.

Main Character

most important character in a story.

reports, explanations, opinions and descriptions, written for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.

Media Accounts

Metaphor

figure of speech in which something is described as if it were something else.

Meter

it's a rhythimical pattern.

Minor character

one who takes part in the action, but isn't the focus of attention.

Mood

the feeling created in the reader by the literary work.

Moral

a lesson taught by a literary work.

Motive

reason that explains, or partially explains a characters thoughts, actions, feelings and speech.

Myth

a made-up tale that explains the actions of gods or heroes or the orgins of elements of nature.

Narration

writing that tells a story.

Narrative

it's a story.

Narrative Poem

a story told in verse.

Narrator

a speaker who tells a story.

Nonfiction

prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, objects, or events.

Novel

long work of fiction.

Novella

longer than a short story, shorter than a novel.

Onomatopoeia

use of words that imitate sounds.

Oral Tradition

the passing of songs, stories and poems from generation to generation.

Personification

figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.

Perspective

point of view.

Persuasion

writing or speech that attempts to convince the reader to adopt to a paticular opinion or course of action.

Playwright

a person who writes plays. William shakespeare is the most famous playwright in english literature.

Plot

the sequence of cause and effect events.

Poetry

three major types of literature, uses a special device such as rhyme, three types are lyric, concrete and narrative.

Point Of View

the perspective of which a story is told, kinds are first person, omniscient third person and limited third person.

Problem

conflict

Prose

ordinary form of written language.

the main character in a literary work.

Protaginist

Refrain

regularly repeated of lines in a poem or song.

Reptition

the use more than once of any element of language, like a sound.

Resolution

the outcome of the conflict in the plot.

Rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words.

Rhyme Scheme

regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.

Rhythm

the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in spoken or written language.

Round character

a fully developed character.

Scene

a section of uninterrupted action in the act of a drama.

Science fiction

combines elements of fiction and fantasy with scientific fact that is usually set in the future

Sensory Language

Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses

Setting

It is the time and place of the action

Static Character

It is a character who doesn't change

Surprise Ending

the conclusion that is unexpected

Suspense

A feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work

Symbol

It is anything that stands for or represents something else.

Turning Point

Climax

brief story or poem usually with animal characters that teaches a lesson or moral.

Fable

Fantasy

highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found in real life.

Fiction

prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.

Figurative language

writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally.

Figure of speech

many types of figurative language like, simile, metaphor and personification.

Flashback

a writers technique that gives clues about the past.

Flat Character

one-sided, often stereotypical.

Folk Tale

a story compossed orally and then passed person to person by word of mouth.

Foot

weak and strong stresses divided by vertical lines .

Foreshadowing

the writer gives clues about what is going to happen in the future.

Free Verse

poetry not written in regular meter.

Genre

a division or type of literature. Three kinds are Poetry, Prose and Drama

Haiku

three lined Japanese poem, 5 7 5 syllables.

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