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Vocabulary List- Narrative Text

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Conflict
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 arises because of differing values, customs, or circumstances between groups of people
Tone
The writer's attitude toward the material and/or the readers.
Mood
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
Irony
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
Situational Irony
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
Dramatic Irony
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
Verbal Irony
The contrast between what is said and what is actually meant.
Symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
Flashback
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
Foreshadowing
the presentation of material in such a way that the reader is prepared for what is to come later in the work
Suspense
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
Theme
The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work
Stated Theme
theme which is expressed directly
Implied Theme
when the theme is not directly stated in the story; the reader must infer
Recurring Theme
a theme that can be found in different texts, often of the same time period or culture.
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.
Tradition
a way of life or an idea that has been handed down from the past
Heritage
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
Beliefs
specific ideas that people hold to be true