Literary Devices, Types of Writing, Figurative Language, Elements of Fiction

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symbolism

using something to represent an idea or something else

allusion

reference in a literary work to a noun or another work of literature

flashback

interruption of the chronological sequence of an earlier occurrence

foreshadowing

writer provides hints or clues that suggest or predict future events in a story

irony

contrast between what's expected and what actually exists

situational irony

what one thinks will happen in a situation but doesn't

verbal irony

one says something but means something totally different (SARCASM)

dramatic irony

audience/reader knows more than the character(s)

imagery

words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses

satire

use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, etc. to expose, denounce, or deride vice, folly, etc.

fiction

fake; not real

nonfiction

real

fantasy

make-believe

realistic fiction

could possibly happen

historical fiction

fictious details with some historical facts

drama

meant to be performed by actors in front of an audience

poetry

writing with flow, verse, or rhythm

science fiction

fiction dealing with science and/or technology

personification

giving an inanimate object human characteristics

simile

comparison using "like" or "as"

metaphor

comparison without using "like" or "as"

hyperbole

extreme exaggeration

narrator

one who tells the story

setting

time and place of the story

protagonist

the hero (good guy) who opposes the bad guy

antagonist

opposes the hero

round

well-developed and fully described

flat

few qualities and undeveloped

static

no significant change over time

dynamic

undergoes a significant change

characters

people or thing(s) the story is about

direct characterization

author directly describes characters; physically described

indirect characterization

author describes character through thoughts, dialogue, and dialogue

plot

main events that structure a story

exposition

characters, setting, mood, and conflict are introduced and set up

narrative hook/inciting incident

attention grabber

rising action

events leading to the climax

climax

turning point of story

falling action

events following climax and leading up to resolution

resolution

conflict is solved

theme

main message of story

conflict

problem of story

internal conflict

man vs self

external conflict

man vs nature
man vs man
man vs society
man vs technology

1st person

I, we, me, us

2nd person

you

3rd person limited omniscient

narrator is NOT a character; NOT all-knowing

3rd person omniscient

narrator is NOT a character; all-knowing

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