Major division of a play.
The force opposing the main character.
the way an author uses language to express ideas.
a person's account of his or her own life.
one person's life story written by another person.
The methods through which character or personality.
Indirect (the character's speech and actions, the characters thoughts and motives, and what others say and think about the character) and Direct (description of the character by the author).
The people or things in a piece of literature. Major character- a dominant or important character
Minor Character- a supporting character
the turning point in a story; the point of greatest interest, intensity or suspense.
The struggle between two opposing forces.
External Conflict- a character's struggle against another character, nature or society.
Internal Conflict- a character's struggle against some element of his or her personality.
External Conflict- Individual vs. Individual, Individual vs. Nature and Individual vs. Society.
Internal Conflict- Individual vs. Self.
a regional variation of speech (vocab, grammar, pronunciation)
a shift in time within a story.
a hint or clue that suggest future events in a story.
use of details that appeal to at least one of the senses to create a mental picture or image.
changes after conflict.
Stays the same.
a contrast between what appears to be and what really is.
Verbal Irony- a writer or speaker says one thing and means something entirely different.
Dramatic Irony- a reader or an audience perceives something entirely different.
Irony of situation- a discrepancy between the expected result of a situation or action and its actual results.
a comparison that implies one thing is another.
an atmosphere and emotional situation which a writer establishes through setting, imagery, details, description.
the teller of a story or play
writing that describes only real people and true events.
attributing human characteristics to non-human things, or life to inanimate objects. example- the sun shined on the flowers
a series of events in a story.
Draw plot thing
the background (setting, character introduction) of a story; information essential to understanding the action.
Section of narrative in which presents the crisis(es)
the outcome of the action
section of the narrative in which the action rises to a climax
section of a narrative which follows the crisis(es) and leads to the end of the action
everything that happens after the resolution
Feelings created by the author
Something used for or regarded as something else
Formal divisions of lines in poetry
The pattern of a rhyme between lines in a poem
Tells a story, plot, characters, conflict
Speaker is someone other than the poet
Usually short, authors thoughts and feelings
Words taken from another source and re-ordered
A pair of rhyming lines
repeated vowel sound followed by a different consonant
The repetition of the initial consonant, sound in words
The association people have with words
action/state of being
Modifies a verb, adjective, and adverb
Person, place, thing or idea
Takes place of a noun
Shows relationship with a noun or pronoun
Shows emotion separate from rest of sentence with comma. "Oh, that's amazing".
Comes before a list, chapters and verses (informs that what follows the colon explains or lists elements of what proceeded
Connects two complete thoughts that are related "It's raining out today ; the field is too wet to play on
To extend the duration of something
An official messenger bringing news
Unable to be endured
A loud and confused noise
A widely cultivated shrub
Pale typically because of poor health
Unwilling or hesitant
Not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally
An entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public
Not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around you
failure to take proper care of something
cause someone to be embarrassed, ashamed or humiliated.
Calm, dignified, or unhurried.
An intervening period of time
cause someone to become perplexed or confused.
reducing effectiveness of something
to be happy
a person who can endure pain without showing their feelings
insisting on immediate attention
to express great regret
Sparing in the use of words
Showing a lack of intelligence
The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of ones consideration or respect.
comparing without like or as
comparing with like or as
giving human characteristics to non-human objects
statement made that cannot be understood by defining the individual parts.
Characters point of view
Narrator is telling the story to another person, using you, etc.
narrator is all knowing.
Emily Dickinson (Maddie)
One of the most acclaimed authors of the 19th century. Didn't want her poetry published. Born December 18, 1850. Didn't leave her house. Rich language, vivid imagery, died in 1881.