English Final Terms
Terms in this set (62)
Not interested, unemotional
Matter of fact
To the point
Cheerful, optimistic Or Blood-red
Shy, fearful, quiet
Academic, instructive in a patronizing way
Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect
Trying to make someone feel better
Showing disrespect, being rude
Not showing a serious or respectful manner
Showing anger or disappointment
Intense anger, very mad
Narrating own story (I, me, we, my, ect.)
First Person Omniscient
When the narrator is a character in the story and also knows the thoughts and feeling of all the other characters in the story (as we went to the park, my friend Tom was very nervous about what would happen next).
When someone else is talking about another character (he, she, they, their).
When the protagonist or another main character is referred to by second person personal pronouns (least used POV and uses "you"
Used in speeches or a drama when someone is addressing the audience in a sarcastic way and the audience understands the irony, but the characters don't.
Occurs when there is a situation when something completely different happens than everyone expected to happen.
When a person says or writes one thing and means the opposite.
Where it is taking place
When it takes place
Attributes human qualities or emotions to inanimate objects and nature including weather.
Deus Ex Machina
Refers to the circumstance where an implausible concept or divine character is introduced into the storyline for the purpose of resolving its conflict.
Figure of speech that makes a comparison using the words, "like" or "as"
Figure of speech that makes a comparison but without using the words, "like" or "as"
Figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are described in terms of characters, figures, or events.
Giving an inanimate object human like qualities.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or idea of historical, cultural, literary, or political significance.
Using figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
An idea or object that repeats itself multiple times within a text.
Main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work.
The revealing of a character's innermost thoughts without acknowledging any other character's.
The speech or verbal presentation that a single character presents in order to share his thoughts/feelings aloud to the audience or another character.
A short comment or speech that a character delivers strictly to the audience.
Interruption that writers use to show past events and give background knowledge.
Exaggeration for the sake of emphasis.
In Medias Res
A narrative work beginning in the middle of action.
Moment in a story in which the main character realizes their true nature or identity.
An inescapable situation that usually ends up in death.
An emotional discharge in which one can achieve a state of moral or spiritual renewal.
The tragic flaw in a character that leads them to their downfall.
The tragic flaw in which a character enjoys power and they overestimate their abilities to such an extent that they lose touch with reality.
A sudden reversal of fortune within a text.
Used to provide background information to audience/readers.
An event that arrives in the beginning of story that disturbs the actions or life of the protagonist.
A series of relevant incidents that create suspense, interest, or tension. Rising action includes all decisions, characters' flaws and background circumstances that together create turns and twists leading to a climax.
The point of greatest intensity and the most action.
When tension reaches its highest point.
This is when the main problem of the story is resolved.
Completes the unraveling of the plot.
Resolution of all issues and tying up of loose ends.