A reference to a well known person, place, event in history, work of literature, music, painting, etc. for the purpose of extending/clarifying an idea. Mary has a Mona Lisa smile.
the character pitted against a protagonist (the leading character)
A central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally associated with heroes. An this word may be lacking in courage, grace, intelligence, moral scruples, etc.
use of lterary teqniques to "flesh out" a char. writers use several major teq. to revel a char: phys. description, how talks, what says, what others say, thoughts, actions, behavior. static= no change kinectic= change
a work of literature that is wisely held to be one of the greatest creations in its given literary traditions. To Kill a Mocking Bird and Catcher in the Rye
also called crisis or turning point occurs when something decisive happens to determine the future course of events and the eventual working out of the conflict
conflict in literature
Struggle by the central and secondary characters against another person (man vs. man) against the self (man vs. self), against some element of nature (man vs. nature), against some societal convention (man vs. society). the first three are pretty self evident; an example of the fourth type would be the struggle represented by an intelligent but repressed (held bak from somthing) a woman in the Victorian Age b/c women in that time had a limited amount of options.
the emotion associated with a word. imitate has a + connotation whereas mock has a - connotaion even though they mean the same thing.
The dictionary definition of a word
any material that follows the resolution and ties up loose ends
version of a language spoken by a particular people in a particular place, time or social group. dialect give literary work a realistic flavor
when applied to writing refers to word choice. much of a writer's style is determined by it, the types of words that he/she chooses. it can be formal or informal, simple or complex, contemporary or archaic, ordinary or unusual, forgein or native, standard or dialectial, euphamistic or blunt.
"imperfect" world; an imaginary state or world in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror
part of a narrative that provides background information about char. setting, and plot
man vs nature, society, man
all events that follow climax
NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY!!! TO ENHANCE AN IDEA
ex: hyperbole, metaphor, personification, simile, understatement (ironic expression in which something of importance is spoken as if is is not) symbol
a section of literary work that presents an event or series of events taht occured earlier than the current time in the work ***IMP: SP is based off of it
the hinting of events that will occur; conveyed through language and/or setting
genre of literature
kind or type of literature; short stories, poetry, dram, novels, etc.