7th Grade Exam Literary Terms
An indirect or brief historical, literary, or cultural reference to something outside the world of literary work.
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular place or certain group
A struggle between two opposing forces
Ex. External Character VS. Self
Character Vs. Nature
Character Vs. Society
Character Vs. Fate
Character Vs. Supernatural
The events leading up into the climax
The highest point of unresolved conflict
The language that appears to one of the five senses
Sight- Visual Imagery
Sound- Auditory Imagery
Smell- Olfactory imagery
Touch- tactile imagery
Taste- Gustatory imagery
A comparison between two unlike things
A comparison between two unlike things that use 'like' or 'as' or 'than'
The attribution of human qualities or characteristics to an object or animal
How the author's use the setting affects the way a reader feels about a scene
How the author's use of dialogue word choice punctuation affects the way a reader feels about a scene
Spaces/Places or elements that come from nature
Spaces/places or elements that are man-made
Ex. Computer, school
Spaces/ places or elects that help to define society.
The reader's uncertainty or anxiety about what will happen next in a story
A first person narrator whose reliability is questioned due to his/her perspective and characterization
A recurring element in a text (can be abstract or concrete) hard to be a noun one word
A message that the author conveys to the reader
Deus Ex Machina
Any unexpected or improbable device used to solve a problem and bring the work to a close
A character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude
A character who experiences a lot of things and has a lot to him/her.
A character who's not deep.
A character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop.
A character's moment of realization
in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended
irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters.