8th grade english test

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short story terms

alliteration

words that are near each other that have with the same sound.

antagonist

protagonist's enemy

indirect description

character's actions that give off opinions for the reader.

direct description

stated fact

round

many characteristics

flat

one characteristic

static

does not change in story

dynamic

changes in story

conflict

a problem with the protagonist

external conflict

outside forces opposing

internal conflict

when character is struggling with a decision

appearance vs. reality

something that seems one way when it's really another way

figurative language

words that draw a picture in the readers mind

first person point of view

narrator is in the story

foreshadowing

letting you know what is going to happen by giving clues

hyperbole

exaggeration to make a point

irony

something that is unusual

limited omniscient

states thoughts and feelings of one or two characters

medephor

comparison that is direct

mood

how you feel when you read the story

objective

states what is seen and heard

omniscient

knowing what anyone is feeling

protagonist

main character

setting

when and where

short story

500-15,000 words, slice of life, one to three characters, and an ironic ending

simile

comparison that is indirect

symbol

object that has meaning

theme

lesson learned in the story

egyptians used short stories in

4000-3000 B.C

Greek and Romans used short stories in

2000-300 B.C

Biblical stories used short stories in

300 B.C

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