Limited Point of View
uses a narrator who has a partial perspective on the story
the exact definition of a word
the general feeling or mood established in a work of literature
the time and place in which a story takes place
the use of clues that hint at important plot developments yet to occur
using a concrete object to stand for an abstract concept
the writer explicitly describes a character
the writer implicitly describes a character
the difference between what's meant and what's stated
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
the deliberate use of any element of language more than once the implied definition of a word
the quality of a work that causes uncertainty or anxiety
a fully developed character
a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
Omniscient point of view
uses an all-knowing narrator
giving inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics
a set of circumstances that prompts a character to act in a certain way
Stock Character or stereotype
a character that fits a literary stereotype
a comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
a comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
the moment where all of the action shifts
a struggle between two opposing forces
used to describe one thing in terms of something else
the attitude an author takes toward his subject or audience
The language of a particular district, class, or group of persons.
The lines spoken by a character or characters in a play, essay, story, or novel, especially a conversation between two characters, or a literary work that takes the form of such a discussion (e.g., Plato's Republic). Bad dialogue is pointless. Good dialogue either provides characterization or advances the plot
the character against whom the protagonist struggles or contends (if there is one), is the antagonist
In drama, a few words or a short passage spoken by one character to the audience while the other actors on stage pretend their characters cannot hear the speaker's words. It is a theatrical convention that the aside is not audible to other characters on stage. Contrast with soliloquy. The aside is usually indicated by stage directions.
An emotional discharge that brings about a moral or spiritual renewal or welcome relief from tension and anxiety
A character that serves by contrast to highlight or emphasize opposing traits in another character
Sometimes referred to as the "third wall," depending upon how a stagebuilder numbers the sides of the stage, the fourth wall is an imaginary wall that separates the events on stage from the audience
In its rhetorical sense, pathos is a writer or speaker's attempt to inspire an emotional reaction in an audience--usually a deep feeling of suffering, but sometimes joy, pride, anger, humor, patriotism, or any of a dozen other emotions
Handheld objects, furniture and similar items on stage apart from costumes and the stage scenery itself used to provide verisimilitude, to reinforce the setting, to help characterize the actors holding or wearing them, or to provide visual objects for practical, symbolic, or demonstrative purposes on the stage.
Sometimes abbreviated "s.d.," the term in drama refers to part of the printed text in a play that is not actually spoken by actors on stage, but which instead indicates actions or activity for the actors to engage in. In Shakespeare's day, these instructions were often given in Latin.
An area set aside or deliberately constructed as a place for actors, dancers, musicians, or singers to perform. Often (but not always) a stage is located in an indoor theater or a large outdoor arena. It often has seating provided for an audience
A casual reference in literature to a person, place, event, or another passage of literature, often without explicit identification.
The structure and relationship of actions and events in a work of fiction.
A French word meaning "unknotting" or "unwinding," denouement refers to the outcome or result of a complex situation or sequence of events, an aftermath or resolution that usually occurs near the final stages of the plot. It is the unraveling of the main dramatic complications in a play, novel or other work of literature. In drama, the term is usually applied to tragedies or to comedies with catastrophes in their plot. This resolution usually takes place in the final chapter or scene, after the climax is over. Usually the denouement ends as quickly as the writer can arrange it--for it occurs only after all the conflicts have been resolved.
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
First Person Point of View
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Similar to climax; the point where somthing in the story changes
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A writer's choice of words, particularly for clarity, effectiveness, and precision. A writer's diction can be formal or informal, abstract or concrete. In attempting to choose the "right word", writers must think of their subject and their audience. Words that are appropriate in informal dialogue would not always be appropriate in a formal essay.
(Time Order) Events are arranged in the order in which they happened
the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
characters who undergo change because of the action in the plot
characters that remain unchanged throughout a story
overly simple, one-dimensional characters
an idea that is implied or suggested