like a sidekick, provides contrast to the protagonist
when the audience or reader knows more then the characters know
the contrast between what is said and what is actually meant
the downfall of a dignified character
tragic hero flaw
a decision made by the tragic hero that is often an error in judgement
a joke that comes from a play on words
The character or force that opposes the protagonist.
The central character in a work of literature who is involved in the conflict
A speech in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud when they are alone on stage
a long speech, sometimes with oneself
a short speech directed to the audience or another character that is not heard by the other characters on stage
the feeling or atmosphere a writer creates for the reader
Man v. Man, Man v. Nature, Man v. Society, Man v. Self
consists of descriptive words or phrases that a writer uses to recreate sensory experiences for the reader by appealing to one or more of the five senses.
The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
the stage in plot where the conflict develops and story events build toward a climax
The _______ is the result of the crisis. It is the high point of the story for the reader. Frequently, it is the moment of the highest interest and greatest emotion. The point at which the outcome of the conflict can be predicted.
The stage that follows the climax and shows results of the important actions that happened in the climax
The ending to the story that states the final outcome of the conflict and/or what might lie ahead for the characters in the story.
a conclusion one draws (infers) based on premises or evidence
when the narrator is telling the story from his/her point of view, the word "I" is present outside of quotes
the narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said using the personal pronoun "you"
when the narrator is telling the story about one character that is not him/herself and is aware of other characters' actions and possibly their thoughts
3rd person omniscient
A method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story.
3rd person limited
when the narrator is telling the story about one character that is not him/herself and is limited to the knowledge of that character
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but that have something in common
a figure of speech that makes a comparison of two unlike things using like or as
a figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor.
a special kind of concise paradox that brings together two contradictory terms
the word or phrase to which a pronoun refers
List eight pronouns.
he, she, it, them, they, him, her, those