Mrs. Jones - R & J Vocab. & Dramatic Lit. Terms #3

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remnants

leftovers; remainders

penury

extreme poverty (poor)

haughty

arrogant (snobby)

ambiguities

statements or events whose meanings are unclear

scourge

instrument for inflicting punishment

diction

a writer's choice of words for clarity, effectiveness, or precision (formal or informal)

foreshadowing

the use of hints or clues to suggest what action is to come later

motivation

a reason that explains or partially explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way (personality + situation)

suspense

the quality of a literary work that makes the reader uncertain or tense about the outcome of the events

theme

the central idea of a work of literature (love, war, racism, abuse, etc.)

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