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EOC English 1 Practice
A story or tale with two or more levels of meaning- a literal level and one or more symbolic levels (Animal Farm is an allegory)
The repetition of initial consonant sounds (she sells sea shells)
Allusion (know Classical & Biblical Allusions)
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art (Classical allusions are references to Greek / Roman mythology & Biblical allusions are references to the Bible
A brief true story about an interesting, amusing, or strange event told to entertain or make a point
A character or force in conflict with a main character or protagonist
A short speech delivered by a character in a play in order to express his or her true thoughts and feelings. Aside are presumed unheard by other actors.
The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables (the wide slide would not glide)
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines (much of Romeo and Juliet is written in this)
A person, animal, or entity in a literary work
The third park of the PLOT that offers the highest point of action; this is the moment the reader has been waiting for
A literary work, especially a play that has a happy ending (Shakespeare's comedies often ended with a marriage)
A technique that is used to interrupt a serious part of a literary work by introducing a humorous character or situation
Conflict (External & Internal)
A struggle between opposing forces in a literary work. Internal Conflict- a conflict with him or herself
External Conflict- a conflict with a person, animal, natural disaster, or an item
Ideas or tone associated with a word. Calling someone a dog has a negative connotation associated with that person's appearance
The dictionary meaning of a word
A pair of rhyming lines in poetry, usually the same length
The form of language spoken in a particular region or group that may involve changes in pronunciation
A conversation between characters
A story written to be performed on stage, a play
This occurs when the reader or viewer knows something a character does not know
A long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes who embody a particular civilzation
The first part of the plot that introduces the characters, basic situations, and setting
Writing that tells about imaginary characters and events
Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted as literal
A means by which an author presents material that occurred earlier than the present tense of the narrative
A character who provides a contrast to another character, the characters seem to be opposites
The use of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
Poetry not written in a regular patter of meter or rhyme
A type of literature, genres include mystery, historical fiction, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and more
An expression that is characteristic of a language, region, community, or class of people
Language that appeals to any of the five senses. Because of the way something is described, a reader can see it, or hear it, or feel it, etc.
This occurs when a reader expects something and gets the opposite or says something and means the opposite
A comparison of two unlike things NOT using like or as, My love is a rose . . .
The rhythmical pattern of a poem that is formed with stressed and unstressed syllables
A speech by one character that, unlike a soliloquy, is addressed to another character or characters
The feeling created in the reader
A central idea of a work of literature that is evident from actions and events in it
A fiction, nonfiction, poetic, or dramatic story
Explains ideas about real people, places, ideas or events
Sound words (pop, ring, sizzle)
A combination of words that contradict each other, controlled chaos or killing with kindness are examples
A statement that seems contradictory but actually may be true, an unexpected insight
The uniformity of grammatical sentence parts
This occurs when a writer gives human characteristics to non-human objects
The sequence of events in a story. The plot includes the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
The ordinary form of written language. Most writing is prose with the exception of poetry, drama, and songs
The main character in a literary work
A play on words
A stanza or poem made up of four lines, usually with a definite rhythm and rhyme scheme
The use of any element of language including a sound, word, phrase, and many more
The final part of the plot that brings the story to a close
End Rhyme & Internal Rhyme
The repetition of sounds at the ends of words
Internal Rhyme- rhyme that occurs within the line of poetry
A regular patter of rhyme
The pattern of beats or stresses
This is the part of plot that leads up to the climax
A literary work that ridicules the foolishness or faults of individuals
When and/or where a story takes place
A brief work of fiction
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
A fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in a rhymed iambic pentameter
Notes included in a drama to describe how the work is to be performed
A group of lines in a poem that acts like a paragraph in a poem
A feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work
Anything that stands for something else, especially a large idea or concept
The writer's attitude towards his or her work. Readers can recognize the tone by examining the word choice
A work of literature, especially a play, that ends in a disaster or great misfortune. Shakespeare's tragedies often end with a death of a main character
Words that suggest the opposite of what is meant
the author's choice of words
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth from different cultures throughout the ages.
A writer's account of his or her own life.
A narrative poem (that tells a story) and has song-like qualities or is meant to be sung.
A story of a person's life written by another author.
Aphorism (aka Maxim)
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way.
Character -- Static Character
A character that remains the same throughout a story or novel.
Character -- Dynamic Character
A character that makes a significant change in a story or novel.
Character -- Round Character
A character that is complex and highly developed.
Character -- Flat Character
A character that is not highly developed.
The process through which an author reveals the personality of a character.
Characterization -- Indirect characterization
A character's personality is revealed through physical appearance, thoughts, speech, actions, or other characters' thoughts, speech, and actions concerning that character.
Characterization -- Direct characterization
A character's personality is revealed through direct comments about the character's personality from the writer.
The repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words. This often appears with alliteration, assonance, and internal rhyme.
An additional factor or problem introduced into the rising action of a story to make the conflict more difficult.
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