25 terms

The Alchemyst

STUDY
PLAY
Conflict
Complications that arise which move the plot along
Point of View
First (I); third (he/she); omniscient (all-knowing)
are ways the story can be told from this
Verbal Irony
A contrast between what is said or written and what is meant
Situational Irony
Occurs when what happens is very different from
what is expected
Dramatic Irony
Occurs when the audience or reader knows
something a character does not know
Word Choice
"Cool ways to say something"
Suspense
Slows the action to hold the reader's attention
Tone
The "energy" of a piece of writing; makes the
reader laugh out loud, smile, or cry
Voice
The feeling/mood that comes from a piece of
writing when being read
Imagery
Uses the five senses to paint a picture with words
Symbolism
An object that represents an abstract idea
Characterization
Personality or physical traits of a character
Setting
The time and place of a story
Foreshadowing
Hints of what's to come
Figurative Language
The use of simile, metaphor, etc. to engage a reader
Foil
A character's opposite
Pun
A play on words
Comic Relief
A humorous element used to relieve intensity
Oxymoron
A phrase in which two words of contradictory
meaning are used together
Soliloquy
A speech a character gives when onstage alone
Allusion
A reference to an infamous character or piece of work
Personification
Giving human-like characteristics to animals, objects, or ideas
Simile
A comparison using like or as
Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like the sound they make
Metaphor
A direct comparison