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8th Grade, First Quarter, LMS

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Character
a person,creature or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work.
Main Character
the most important character in a story, poem, or play.
Minor Characters
less important characters, but is necessary for the story to develop.
Flat Character
one-sided and often stereotypical
Round Character
a fully developed character and exhibits many traits.
Stereotypes
characteristics we attribute to people based on their membership in a group
Protagonist
main character
Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character or Protagonist.
Plot
The sequence of events in which each event results from a previous one and causes the next.
Climax
A struggle between opposing forces.
Conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
Man vs Man
External conflict
Man vs Nature
External conflict
Man vs Himself
Internal conflict
Setting
the time and place of a story
Theme
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.
Omniscient
Main characters point of view.
Dialect
a form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group
Dialogue
the conversation between characters in poems, novels and short stories.
Narrator
a speaker or character who tells a story.
Atomosphere
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
Mood
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
Foreshadowing
an author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
Symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
Irony
the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions
Allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else
Simile
a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to make a direct comparsion between two unlike ideas.
Figurative Language
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
Personification
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
Onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
Flashback
A scene within a story that interupts the sequence of events to relate events that occurred in the past.
Tone
The writer's attitude toward the readers and toward the subject conveyed by the language and rhythm of the speaker.
imagery
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