language that appeals to the readers natural senses - seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling. (imagining how it looks)
man vs. self (internal means within, conflict within yourself)
the difference between appearance and reality. Types of irony include dramatic irony, in which something is known by the reader or audience but unknown to the characters; verbal irony, in which a statement is made that implies its opposite (sometimes comes across as sarcasm); situational irony, in which an even occurs that violates the expectations of the characters, the reader or the audience.
an element that recurs throughout several works or one work of literature.
a narrated account; a story
a long work of prose fiction. ( basically just a long story)
a statement that contradicts itself. ( a saying that has 2 different meanings within it) (an example is bittersweet because its bitter while sweet) (also think of it as opposite words in 1 word)
a seemingly contradictory statement, idea or event. All forms of irony include paradox. Example: living is dying
assigning animate qualities/ characteristics to inanimate objects. ( basically its saying objects that aren't living are able to do things) Example: the wind slightly touched my face
sequence of events that take place in a literary work
point of view
vantage point from which the story is told. (basically the way the narrator see's things)
all writing that is not drama or poetry, including fiction and non-fiction. (most biographies and non-biographies are written in prose)
central figure in a literary work (basically the main character)
point at which the central conflict is ended or resolved (basically the ending) (also think of it as the way the character RESOLVES the problem)
part of the plot that develops conflict to its highest point of intensity ( basically the details adding up to the main part or the climax)
fiction based on a real or imaginary scientific developments. (usually imaginative view into the future or a utopia)
the time and place in which a literary work takes place. (where the story takes place)
a brief work of fiction that is intended to be read in one sitting. ( a SMALL story)
the main idea that the author has in mind for the reader to gain from the reading.
a 'perfect' world; an excellent/ perfect place in social, political and moral aspects