comparison using like or as, a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
a comparison not using like or as
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.
the quality of the story that makes the reader curious and excited about what will happen next
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
A narrative that contains another narrative.
irony of the situation
A discrepancy between the expected result and actual results.
a problem or struggle within a character
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
author directly describes character
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
occurs when what is said contradicts what is meant or thought
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
a speech given by a character alone on stage
a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor in the presence of other characters
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
the feelings or emotions surrounding a word
a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
Figure of Speech
an expression that strives for literary effect rather than conveying a literal meaning
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
a character who represents a sharp contrast with the protagonist and thus serves to stress and highlight the protagonists distinctive temperament
a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentamenter and written in an elevated style
A simile developed over several lines of verse, esp. one used in an epic poem.
a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
Omniscient Point of View
The point of view where the narrator knows everything about the characters and their problems - told in the 3rd person.
someone who tells a story
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
events leading up to the climax
an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
high point of interest or suspense
the final unraveling or solution of the plot
a character who undergoes change during the story
a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
this character seems to possess only one or two personality traits - little or no background is revealed
a character who is well developed by the author and who many characteristics
The time and place of a story
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
Point Of View
the perspective from which a story is told
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
narrator use "you" to bring the reader into the story
Third Person Limited
narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.
Third Person Omniscient
writer is not in the story but knows and decribes all the character's thoughts and ideas
the main idea of the story
The author's attitude toward the subject
the choices a writer makes; the combination of distinctive features of a literary work
a figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms