Literary Elements part 2

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18 terms · ENGLISH EXAM!!!!

Climax

The part of the story when the conflict is addressed and one of the parties triumphs. ( this doesn't mean that the climax has the most action)(Common misconception)

falling action

The plot events wind down

resolution

the end where all loose ends are tied up

Genre

type of story

Protagonist

The leading character doesn't have to be good

Antagonist

the character that create the conflict

Theme

The main idea or underlying meaning in a story

Narrator

The person telling the story

Characterization

When a narrator describes a character.

foreshadowing

when an author plants clues to tell whats going to happen next in the story

Stereotype

an oversimplified expectation of what a certain group is like

irony

The contrast between what is expected and what actually happens

Symbol

Something that stands for something else

Simile

a comparison using like or as

Metaphor

a comparison without using like or as

Personification

giving an animal qualities of a human

Fiction vs. Nonfiction

Fiction - not real
Non Fiction - not real

Round vs. Flat Characters

round - developed
flat - doesn't change

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