23 terms

Vocab list 2

a struggle between opposing forces
External Conflict
a character struggles against some outside force: another character, society as a whole, or some natural force
Internal Conflict
a problem or struggle within a character
Cultural Conflict
a struggle that occurs when people with different cultural expectations or attitudes interact
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
the feeling created in a reader by a literary work or passage
a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
Situational Irony
a contrast between what is expected and what really happens
Dramatic Irony
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
Verbal Irony
exists when someone knowingly exaggerates or says one thing and means another
an object, activity, place, or person that stands for something beyond itself
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
An author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story, creates suspence
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
a message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader
Stated Theme
theme is stated directly
Implied Theme
when the theme is not directly stated in the story; the reader must infer
Recurring Theme
the theme is presented in more than one piece of literature
Universal Theme
an idea that is repeated across many cultures and throughout many time periods
Author's Perspective
Unique combination of ideas, values, and beliefs that influences a writer's outlook on a topic.
an inherited pattern of thought or action
the customs and practices passed from one generation to the next
something believed;an opinion or conviction