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English 2 Final Review
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a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or a work of art which a writer expects a reader to recognize and respond to
a type of extended metaphor in which the objects or characters in a story or play take on larger meanings outside the story itself
A character or force in conflict with a main character or protagonist
A turning point that is actually a letdown where you learn that the story will not turn out the way you'd expected
A short speech delivered by an actor in a play directly to the audience, expressing the character's thoughts
Struggle between opposing forces
Occurs when a character struggles against an outside forces, such as an other character, society, or nature
Occurs when a character is in conflict with him or herself
The suggested or implied meaning of a word beyond its definition. It includes emotions associated with the word.
The dictionary meaning of the word; the literal meaning.
The choice of words or vocabulary used in writing
A long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes
An elaborate comparison of unlike subjects
The part of the plot that introduces the characters, the setting, and the basic situation.
Falling action (Denouement)
The part of the plot after the climax; the unraveling that leads to the resolution.
A scene or incident that occurred prior to the events in a story.
Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally; examples are figures of speech i.e. simile, metaphor, etc.
A character with the opposite traits of another character used for contrast
The use of hints or clues that suggest what will happen in a literary work.
The category or type of literature. The major ones are Prose, Poetry, and Drama.
The descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader; description that appeals to the senses.
A contrast between appearance and reality, expectation and result, or meaning and intention.
A contrast between what a speaker says and what he/she means.
A contrast between what a character thinks and what the reader/audience knows to be true.
The contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen
The feeling created in the reader by the literary work or passage.
The sequence of events in a literary work.
Point of View
The vantage point from which a story is told
A character is the narrator
Third Person Limited
Outside narrator tells story through one character's eyes
Third Person Omniscient
Outside narrator tells story through all characters' eyes
Narrator merely reports the actions and events of a story.
The turning point in a story or play
Rising Action (Complication)
The events that lead up to the climax
The end of the conflict in a story.
The ordinary form of written language; a major genre that occurs in fiction or nonfiction.
The main character in a literary work.
A character that shows many different traits.
A character that shows only one major trait
A character that develops and grows during the course of a story.
A character that does not change
The time and place of a literary work
In drama, a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on a stage.
An object that has meaning in itself and also means something larger than itself.
A central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work.
The attitude of the writer or speaker toward his subject or audience.
A pair of contradictory words that form an expression.
A play on words that are identical in sound, but have very different meanings.
The repetition of initial consonant sounds used to give emphasis to words, to imitate sounds, or to create musical effects
The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or three stressed syllables
A songlike poem that tells a story, often dealing with adventure and romance
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines.
A pair of lines, usually of the same length and meter, whose final words rhyme.
A poem that deals with death or another serious or solemn theme
A number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Poetry that does not rhyme and is not written in a metrical pattern
A Japanese poem written in 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third.
A highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker
A figure of speech that compares two things without using like or as: it is stated as a direct comparison or it may imply a comparison.
The rhythmical pattern of a poem determined by the number and types of stresses or beats; a fixed number of feet.
A poem that tells a story
A poem written in praise of someone or something.
The use of words that imitate sounds.
A figure of speech in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
One of the three major types of literature; it makes use of highly concise, musical, and emotionally charged language, as well as figurative language, imagery, and sound devices.
A stanza or poem made up of four lines, usually with a definite rhythm and rhyme scheme
One or more lines repeated at intervals in a poem
The repetition of sounds at the ends of words.
An expression that involves a direct contrast of structurally parallel word groupings.
A brief memorable saying that expresses a truth; proverb
A form of personification in which the absent or dead are addressed as if present, and the inanimate, as if animate.
A simple brief narrative that teaches a lesson by using characters and events to stand for abstract ideas.
A comical piece of writing that mocks the characteristics of a specific literary form. Through exaggeration of the types of ideas, language, tone, or action in a type of literature or a specific work, a parody calls attention to the ridiculous aspects of its subject.
A statement that seemingly contradicts itself but contains some truth
A type of irony in which a person appears to be praising something, but is actually insulting it.
Writing that criticizes using humor and wit to point out the weakness or follies of society or humanity.
A metaphor in which a part of something is used to signify the whole or whereby the whole can represent a part, or in which the material an object is made of is used to signify the object.
A comparison in which the name of one thing is applied to another thing with which it is closely associated
A form of irony that deliberately represents something as being less that it really is.
A type of lyric poem written in three-line stanzas, ending with a four-line stanza. It has two refrain lines that appear initially in the first and third lines of the first stanza; then they appear alternately as the third line of subsequent stanzas, and finally, as the last two lines of the poem.
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