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repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
an indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place, or event
the methods a writer uses to develop characters. Can be described through 1) physical appearance, 2) through words or thoughts of others, 3) through words or thoughts of the character, or 4) through direct comments in the text about a character.
the struggle between opposing forces; external (man vs. man; man vs. nature; man vs. society) and internal (man vs. self)
the resolution of a story that ties up all loose ends. (a part of plot)
written conversation between two or more characters.
the act of disenchanting
literature in which the plot and characters are developed through dialogue and action; play form.
long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero whose actions reflect the ideals and values of a nation or race. Address universal concerns, such as good and evil, life and death, sin and redemption, or other serious subjects.
interrupts the chronological flow of a story and goes back to an episode, event, or conversation that happened before the beginning of the story.
use of hints or clues to indicate events and situations that will occur later in a plot.
a category or type of literature (examples: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, biography, etc.)
descriptive words and phrases that re-create sensory experiences for the reader. Usually appeals to the five senses.
a special kind of contrast between appearance and reality
a. situational - contrast between what a reader or character expects and what usually happens.
b. Dramatic - the reader or viewer knows something that the character does not know.
c. Verbal - occurs when someone knowingly exaggerates or says one thing and means another.
a short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but that have something in common. (does not use like or as)
the wants, needs, and beliefs that drive a character.
a poem that tells a story and has the same elements of a short story
is the use of words whose sounds suggest their meanings.
a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to an object, animal, or idea.
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
the sequence of events in a story. (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement)
Point of View
refers to the method of narrating.
First person- narrator is a character in the story.
Third person - story is told by someone outside the story
Omniscient - the narrator sees into the minds of more than one character.
Limited - the narrator tells only what one character thinks, feels, and observes.
the written copy of the text for a play.
the time and place of action of a story.
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things using the word like or as.
a set of instructions which guide the directors, set and lighting designers, performers, and readers.
a person, place, activity, or an object that stands for something beyond itself.
the underlying message of a story.
the attitude a writer takes toward a subject. Reflects the feelings of the writer, while mood is intended to shape the reader's emotionally response.