FICTION TEXT FLASHCARDS
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a kind of literary or artistic work
prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events
writing that tells about real people, places, and events
The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.
basic parts of a story: setting, characters, plot, conflict, point of view, and theme
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
the context and environment in which something is set
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
Author directly describes character
a scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
POINT OF VIEW
the perspective from which a story is told
FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW
the narrator is a character in the story and used words like I, me, we
THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT
writer is not in the story but knows and decribes all the character's thoughts and ideas
THIRD PERSON LIMITED OMNISCIENT
the narrator is not a character in the story and reports not only what can be seen and heard, but also the thoughts and feelings of one of the characters
any writing that is not poetry
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
the decisive moment in a novel or play
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
The ending to the story that states the final outcome of the conflict and/or what might lie ahead for the characters in the story.
the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background
this character seems to possess only one or two personality traits - little or no background is revealed
a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
A brief work of fiction
an account based on the author's personal experiences
a humorous play on words
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
..., the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
..., A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
..., A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
..., an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
..., the use of words that imitate sounds
..., a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
..., The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience
..., comparison using like or as
..., a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
..., a form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group
..., an apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth
..., the attitude of a writer, usually implied, toward the subject or audience
..., The dictionary definition of a word
..., the feelings or emotions surrounding a word
..., The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning.
..., the character who works against the protagonist in the story
..., the main character
..., words, events, or circumstances that help determine meaning
..., Story of a person's life written by that person
..., story of a person's life written by another person
..., an account based on the author's personal experiences
..., a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters
..., A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
..., a narrative handed down from the past, containing historical elements and usually supernatural elements
..., a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
..., occurs when another character(s) and/or the audience know more than one or more characters on stage about what is happening
..., an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
..., A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
..., a word humorously misused
..., The person telling the story
..., a extended fictional work in prose
..., a simple story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson
..., a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
..., a simplified description applied to every person in some category
..., when a writer purposefully places words on a page to create a certain response from the reader or to impact the reader in some way
..., the intended reader of a piece
a device in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part. To say "threads" for "clothes" or "wheels" for "car"
MAN VS. MAN
conflict that pits one person against another
MAN VS. NATURE
conflict with forces of nature. It tests the limits of a person's strength and will to live.
MAN VS. SELF
where the main character of the story has a problem or struggle with him or herself
MAN VS. SOCIETY
A character has a conflict or problem with some element of society - the school, the law, etc.
MAN VS. FATE
where a character tries to break away and be free from some predestined path or destiny; can be a conflict between fate and free will
a. Ex. a path that's been chosen before the character was born or without his or her knowledge
MAN VS. TECHNOLOGY
a conflict between the protagonist and an aspect of technology
a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character
A character struggles against some outside force: another character, society as a whole, or some natural force
the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage.