Neff "The Sound of Thunder" Quiz terms

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Antagonist

A character or force in conflict with the main character

Protagonist

Main character in a story

Major Character

character with a significant role in the action of the story

Minor Character

character who plays a lesser role

Plot

Sequence of events in a story.

Characterization

How an author reveals to a reader what a character is like

Setting

It refers to the time and place which the events of a story take place.

Exposition

Introduces the characters, settings, and opening situations of a story

Irony

A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.

Internal Conflict

A struggle within a character

Theme

A central idea of a story or a novel

External Conflict

A struggle between a character and an outside force

Climax

Most exciting moment of the story; the turning point

Rising Action

The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax

Falling action

Events after the climax, leading to the resolution

Resolution

Also called the denouement, this is the final stage in the plot of a drama or work of fiction. Here the action comes to an end and remaining loose ends are tied up.

Denouement

An outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot. The final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work.

Simile

A comparison of two unlike things using

Metaphor

A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.

Hyperbole

A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor

Personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

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