Literary Terms: List 3 (Jargon - 3rd Person Omniscient)

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Jargon
the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group.
Main Idea
important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or section of a text
Memoir
a type of autobiography that focuses on specific moment's in a person's life
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable (a comparison does not use like or as)
Meter
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables; the beat
Mood
the reader's feelings about a work of literature; the atmosphere
Narrative
story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious
Narrator
the teller of a story
Nonfiction
writing that tells about real people, places, or events
Onomatopoeia
the use of sounds that are similar to the noise they represent for a rhetorical or artistic effect.
Opinion
statement that reflects a belief or bias and cannot be proven
Paradox
a statement that seems to contradict itself, but contains a truth
Parody
the imitation of an author's style with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
Paraphrase
restatement of text in the reader's own words
Personification
act of giving human qualities to objects, ideas, etc.
Persuasion
act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons
Plagiarism
passing off someone else's work as your own
Plot
series of events that make up a story
Exposition
The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
Rising Action
A series of events (complications) that builds from the conflict. It begins with the conflict is triggered and ends with the climax.
Climax
The turning point of a story—frequently, it is the moment of the highest interest and greatest emotion. The point at which the outcome of the conflict can be predicted.
Falling Action
The events after the climax which close the story.
Resolution (denouement)
The way the story concludes
Poet
a person who writes poetry
Poetry
an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. made up of lines and stanzas.
Ballad
poem that tells a story and is meant to be sung or recited
Concrete Poem
a poem that is written in the physical shape of the subject
Epic Poem
long poem that tells the story of a heroic figure
Haiku
traditional form of Japanese poetry composed of 3 lines with specific syllable count
Ode
usually a lyric poem of moderate length, with a serious subject, and elevated style. It is devoted to the praise of a person, animal, or thing.
Limerick
short, humorous poem composed of five lines (aabba rhyme scheme)
Sonnet
poem that is 14 lines in length (it expresses emotions)
Free Verse
poem without regular meter or rhyme
Narrative Poem
poem that tells a story
Point of View
the perspective from which the story is told
1st Person POV
A character in the story is the narrator. This character is telling the story. The narrator uses the pronouns I, me and we.
2nd Person POV
The narrator tells the story to another character using "you"
3rd Person Limited
a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character
3rd Person Omniscient
a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story