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Intro lit 4 final

pretty self explanitory guys
STUDY
PLAY
Smilie
a comparison using like or as
Denouement
final part of a story (resolution)
Free verse
part of a poem that doesn't rhyme
Theme
a piece of writing
Rising action
complications start to form
Tone
attitude a writer takes toward an audience, a subject or a character
Protagonist
main character
antagonist
main negative character
biography
a story written about a person
alliteration
same letter in a row (No Nando's Niall)
internal rhyme
rhyming inside the poem
setting
where the story takes place
metaphor
a comparison without using like or as
conflict
a complication or troubles
foreshadowing
hinting that something will happen later in the story
dramatic irony
the audience knows something that the characters don't
irony
when you expect something to happen but something else happened
Climax
the main action of the story, there is no turning back
plot
the gist of the story
Onomatopoeia
a word that is a sound (zoom, woosh, pow)
Epic
a longer poem about characters that are larger than life
comedy
a light hearted story (usually people laugh)
Tragedy
a sad story
symbol
something in a story that means something else
(the tree in Ethan Frome)
Characterization
what the character is like
plot structure
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/ denouement
Allusion
reference to a statement, person, place or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture
Sestet
an acronym or abbreviation
epic
a longer poem with characters that are LARGER THAN LIFE!
iambic pentameter
a line of poetry that contains five iambs
Conflict
obstacles that a character goes through
dramatic convention
Dramatic conventions are the specific actions or techniques the actor, writer or director has employed to create a desired dramatic effect/style.
Stock character
A stock character is a fictional character based on a common literary or social stereotype.
metonymy
The substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example suit for business executive
Octave
The interval between these two notes
ode
A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter
Blank verse
a verse in a poem that does not rhyme
Ballad
a song that tells a story (ballad of Mona Lisa)
Exposition
beginning of a story
Dialogue
Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
Consonance
Agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions. The recurrence of similar sounds, esp. consonants, in close proximity (chiefly as used in prosody)
Hyperbole
Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or to create a comic effect
Oxymoron
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (pretty ugly)
couplet
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, forming a unit
autobiography
a person writing about their life
Assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem
Act
different parts of a play
Soliloquy
act of speaking one's thoughts
Quatrain
four lines with alternate rhymes
apostrophe
a punctuation mark (')