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GACS lclab English 10 - Hill/Spiceland - Final Exam Review - Fall Semester

GACS lclab English 10 - Hill/Spiceland - Final Exam Review - Fall Semester
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theme
The central idea or message in a literary work
antagonist
The force or character against which the main character is pitted
Edgar Allen Poe
Writer who defined the modern short story
diction
Writer's choice of words
conflict
The basic struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist
protagonist
The major character who is struggling with a problem
setting
The time and place in which the events of the story occur
characterization
The techniques writers use to develop characters
mood
The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
symbol
A person, place, or object that represents something beyond itself
climax
Usually determines how the conflict will be resolved
Parallelism
The use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related or equal in importance
plot
The chain of related events that take place in a story
tone
The attitude a writer takes toward a subject
point of view
The author's decision about who is to tell the story
third person limited point of view
Point of view in which a narrator outside the action describes only one character's feelings and the events in which only one character participated or witnessed
first person point of view
Point of view in which a character in the story tells the story
omniscient third person point of view
Point of view in which an all-knowing narrator outside the action tells the story
style
The way in which a piece of literature is written
dramatic irony
Refers to the contrast between what a character knows and what the reader or audience know
satire
A literary technique in which ideas, customs, behaviors or institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society
irony
A contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
foreshadowing
A writer's use of hints or clues to indicate events that will occur later in a narrative
verbal irony
Occurs when someone says one thing but means another
irony of situation
Occurs when a character or the reader expects one thing to happen but something entirely different occurs
first person point of view
Type of point of view of "The Pit and the Pendulum"
first person point of view
Type of point of view of "On the Rainy River"
omniscient third person point of view
Type of point of view of "The Interlopers"
omniscient third person point of view
Type of point of view of "There Will Come Soft Rains"
first person point of view
Type of point of view of "By the Waters of Babylon"