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A character whose personality does not change through out the story.
A character whose personality changes through the story
The main character
The chracter or force that works against the protagonist.
Local or regional speech patterns.
When we make an assumption about a character or situation; when we think that a group of people are all alike.
The insight into life revealed in a literary work
Where and when a story takes place- includes season, geography, social/economic/cultural background
Point of View
The authors choice of narrator for a story
First person narrative
Character tells the story as "I" and reveals only his or her thoughts.
Third person narrative
An outside narrator tells the story
The English Renaissance
A new interest in learning and culture, that happened during the years 1348-1600; Shakespeare
Were boys and men only, even for female roles
A work of literature that results in a catastrophe for the main character.
An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
Unrhymed lines, each with a pattern of five unstressed words, alternating with five stressed one.
A reference to a person, thing, or event from history, literature, the bible or myth
A long speech in which one actress/actor tells her thoughts and feelings
A play on words, usually humorous
When a character says something to himself or to the audience that is not meant to be heard by another character.
A series of events centered around a problem or conflict that needs to be resolved
A struggle between two opposing forces
Conflict or struggle within the character
Conflict between a character and another force
The beginning - when the characters, setting, and background information are introduced
Events that lead up to the climax- that clarify or intensify the conflict
The high point in a story - when the conflict turns around
Events that lead to the end of the conflict
The point in the story in which the conflict is resolved or ended
A hint of what will come later in the story
The ways an author develops the personality of a character
A character who shows only one trait
Well-rounded character, many different personality traits
The wats an author uses language
An implied contradiction or contrast between words or events.
Word pictures that appeal to the senses of the reader- what can be seen, heard, touches, tasted or felt emotionally.
Word used to create an image in the reader's mind
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
Giving human-like qualities to a thing
The use of great exaggeration for effect
The repetition of initial sounds
When a word sounds like what it is
When two opposite words are used together
A person or thing that stands for something else
When words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant
When what happens is very different from what the character expects will happen
A contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true
The deliberate use of great exaggeration