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21 terms

Neff "The Sound of Thunder" Quiz terms

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Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
Protagonist
Main character in a story
Major Character
character with a significant role in the action of the story
Minor Character
character who plays a lesser role
Plot
Sequence of events in a story.
Characterization
How an author reveals to a reader what a character is like
Setting
It refers to the time and place which the events of a story take place.
Exposition
Introduces the characters, settings, and opening situations of a story
Irony
A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
Internal Conflict
A struggle within a character
Theme
A central idea of a story or a novel
External Conflict
A struggle between a character and an outside force
Climax
Most exciting moment of the story; the turning point
Rising Action
The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax
Falling action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
Resolution
Also called the denouement, this is the final stage in the plot of a drama or work of fiction. Here the action comes to an end and remaining loose ends are tied up.
Denouement
An outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot. The final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work.
Simile
A comparison of two unlike things using
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
Hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes