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8th Grade, First Quarter, LMS
a person,creature or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work.
the most important character in a story, poem, or play.
less important characters, but is necessary for the story to develop.
one-sided and often stereotypical
a fully developed character and exhibits many traits.
characteristics we attribute to people based on their membership in a group
A character or force in conflict with the main character or Protagonist.
The sequence of events in which each event results from a previous one and causes the next.
A struggle between opposing forces.
a struggle between opposing forces
Man vs Man
Man vs Nature
Man vs Himself
the time and place of a story
a central message, concern or purpose.
Point of View
the perspective or vantage point from which a story is told.
First Person Point of View
The story is told by one of its characters, using the first person, pronoun I.
Main characters point of view.
a form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group
the conversation between characters in poems, novels and short stories.
a speaker or character who tells a story.
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
an author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
anything that stands for or represents something else
the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else
a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to make a direct comparsion between two unlike ideas.
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
the use of words that imitate sounds
A scene within a story that interupts the sequence of events to relate events that occurred in the past.
The writer's attitude toward the readers and toward the subject conveyed by the language and rhythm of the speaker.
a word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell