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


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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
a type of autobiography that focuses on specific moment's in a person's life
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)
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables; the beat
the reader's feelings about a work of literature; the atmosphere
story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious
the teller of a story
writing that tells about real people, places, or events
the use of sounds that are similar to the noise they represent for a rhetorical or artistic effect.
statement that reflects a belief or bias and cannot be proven
a statement that seems to contradict itself, but contains a truth
the imitation of an author's style with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
restatement of text in the reader's own words
act of giving human qualities to objects, ideas, etc.
act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons
passing off someone else's work as your own
series of events that make up a story
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.
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
a person who writes 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.
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
traditional form of Japanese poetry composed of 3 lines with specific syllable count
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.
short, humorous poem composed of five lines (aabba rhyme scheme)
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