Semester Test: Study Guide Notes
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A literary character that undergoes a great change
A literary character that undergoes little or no change
A character who does not change much and/or lacks emotional depth
An extremely realistic character; a complex character
Occurs when the author directly reveals traits about a character
The process by which a writer shows the character's personality through speech, action, and appearance.
The villain of a story; someone or something that challenges the protagonist
The leading character in a story, usually a hero
An internal struggle such as Man v. Self
A struggle between one character and an external force.
Man v. Man
Man v. Nature
Man v. Society
Beginning of plot in which the background information and setting is introduced
Elements that create suspense; actions in plot leading to the climax
The highest or most intense point in the development of the plot.
The part of a literary plot that follows the climax.
The consequence following the climax.
The unfolding or solution of a complicated event in a story.
Literature in the form of prose that describes imaginary events and/or people (not real)
A fictional work of prose that is shorter in length than a novel
A person who gives an account or tells a story of events/experiences
Identifies people, places, and things
I, me, my, mine
you, yours, your
He, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs.
Shows action or being
Help the main verb express action or state of being
Connect words, phrases, or sentences
Show relationship between words in a sentence
Exclamations that express strong feelings.
Adjective that signals a noun will follow
Names any one general group, person, place, thing, or idea and is generally not capitalized.
Names a specific person, place, thing, or idea and is capitalized
A noun denoting an idea or state rather than a concrete object
A person, place, or thing; tangible, object
Names for a collection/ group of people or things.
MLA Date Format
20 December 2016
Day Month Year
Right Header Example
Last Name Page Number
Left Header Example
Honors English I
20 December 2016
Spacing for MLA Format
Including Works Cited
MLA Reference List
Not: Bibliography or Sources
MLA Stands for
Modern Language Association
MLA In-text Citation Format
Atticus supports the theme of empathy as he states, "you don't really know a person until you walk around in someone else's shoes" (Lee 49).
What does MLA Regulate
Should you use Underlining in MLA Style
What are Examples of Publication Medium
Print, Interview, Web
MLA Font Style and Size
Times New Roman
A persuasive device that uses LOGIC like reliable evidence, facts, statistics.
A persuasive device that uses appeal of emotion and values like inspirational stories,inspirational quotes, vivid language.
A persuasive device that uses appeal of the speaker or writer in terms of his or her CREDIBILITY or LIKEABILITY like expert opinion or charisma.
Literary technique in the opening of an essay that "hooks" the reader's ATTENTION so he or she will keep reading.
Created through the use of:
Outstanding Fact / Stat
A short statement, one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim to an essay.
A viewpoint that opposes your main argument
Words or phrases that provide connection between ideas, sentences, and paragraphs.
EX) First of all, Next, For example, In conclusion, All in all
Formation of a word from the sound associated with what it is named
EX) Cuckoo, sizzle, pop
Attribution of personal qualities to something nonhuman or inanimate.
EX) lightning danced across the sky, the wind howled at night
Comparison without using "like" or "as"
EX) "Chaos is a friend of mine." --Bob Dylan
"Conscience is a man's compass." --Vincent Van Gough
Comparison using "like" or "as"
She was as busy as a bee.
The baby was a snug as a bug in rug.
An extreme exaggeration
Our new house cost a bazillion dollars.
This car is faster than the speed of light!
When the audience or reader knows something characters on stage or within a text do not know
Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that are opposite from what was intended.
Outcome is not what was expected.
Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means or uses words to convey a meaning that is opposite of the meaning
As clear as mud.
An occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words
EX) Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
EX) Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
Visually descriptive language that appeals to the senses
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
The main idea or message of a literary work.
A reference to an outside source.
General attitude or mood of a work of literature displayed through author's word choice and description of setting.
A warning or indication of a future event.
An idea or feeling a word invokes in addition to its literal meaning
A literal meaning of a word; its dictionary definition