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Literary Terms Quiz

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Allusion
reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work,etc.
Antagonist
character in conflict with main character
Antonyms
a word of opposite meaning
Characterization
the way author creates the character
Climax
highest point of the story
Conflict
clash between hostile or opposing elements, ideas, or forces
Dialogue
conversation between 2 or more persons
Figurative Language
descriptive language which isn't to be taken literally
Foreshadowing
giving hints that suggest for coming events
Genre
distinctive type or category of literary composition
Imagery
art of making images, figurative language, mental images
Irony
contrast between an expected outcome and the actual outcome
Plot
outline of events in story
Point of View
view point in which the story is told
Protagonist
main character in a story
Resolution
act or process of resolving
Symbol
a letter, character, or sign used in writing or printing to represent operations, quantities, elements, sounds, or other ideas
Synonyms
a word of the same meaning
Tone
attitude of writer on subject
Theme
universal truth or insight