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Terms in this set (29)
When two or more words in a group of words begin with the same sound.
A reference to a person, place, poem, book, event, etc. which is not part of the story, that the author expects the reader will recognize
The opponent or enemy of the main character, or protagonist
Words spoken to the audience by a character in a drama that are not supposed to be heard by the other characters on stage.
The methods, incidents, speech, etc. an author uses to reveal the people in the book.
The point at which the conflict reaches its greatest intensity
The struggle between opposing forces
A particular kind of speech used by member of one specific group because of its geographical location or class
The conversation between characters in a work of literature
A character who undergoes a significant internal change over the course of a story
idioms, metaphors, simile, personification
A scene in a story that occurred before the present time in the story.
The use of hints or clues in a story to suggest what action is to come.
Extreme exaggeration used for emphasis or effect.
An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words
The use of words to evoke impressions and meaning that are more than just the basic, accepted definitions of the words themselves
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
A comparison of two things that are basically dissimilar in which one is described in terms of the other
The feeling the reader gets from a work of literature.
A situation, incident, idea, or image that is repeated significantly in a literary work.
A figure of speech in which an object, abstract idea, or animal is given human characteristics
The pattern of events in a literary work; what happens
The main or central character of a work of literature.
The environment in which the story takes place. Including
A comparison between two different things using either like or as
A character who does not undergo a significant change over the course of a story.
An object, setting, event, animal, or person that on one level is itself, but that has another meaning as well.
The main message or moral.
The author's attitude toward the subject matter or toward the reader or audience. Words that could describe tone include