______ is a person or an animal that takes part in the action of a literary work.
The ______ is the central character. It's the character for whom the audience pulls for.
The _____ is the force in conflict with the protagonist. It may be society, nature, or fate as well as another person.
A _______ character is the most important character in a story, poem, or play.
A _____ character is one who takes part in the action but is not the focus of attention.
A ____ character is not fully developed. We know only one side of the character.
A ____ character is fully developed, with many traits, bad and good shown in the story.
A _____ character is one who does not experience a basic change in character through the events in the story.
A _____ character is one who experiences a basic change in character through the events in the story.
_____ is the sequence of related events in a story.
______ is an introduction to the characters, setting, and basic situation.
______ is the struggle between opposing forces in the story.
__________ is a series of events that build from the conflict.
_______ is a type of figurative language in which a non human subject is given human characteristics.
A ______ is a figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two subjects.
________ is an interruption in a narrative, designed to break the emotional intensity of the narrative.
_______ is a brief, sometimes clever saying that expresses a princple, truth, or observation about life.
______ is technical language that is often hard to understand.
_____ is a class or category of writing.
_____ is the details, examples, facts, statistics, or expert opinions that support any general statement or claim.
The ____ is the high point of the story. It is the moment of greatest tension.
The ______ or denouement is the events that follow the climax. These events close the story.
______ is the final outcome. It gives the sense that the end of the story is complete.
______ is an exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize the point.
A _____ is an expression that has become tired from overuse and that therefore deadens rather than enlivens writing.
______ is bitter language meant to hurt or ridicule.
_______ is the use of words that sound like their meaning.
An _____ is a figure of speech in which two contradictory words or phrases are combined into one expression.
______ is repetition of vowel sounds in a phrase.
______ is repetition of consonant sounds anywhere in the words.
______ is the repetition of initial consonants.
______ is the repetition of a stressed sound, usually the final syllable.
______ refers to information stated openly in the text.
_______ refers to information that is not directly stated, but which the reader can infer.
An ______ is a conclusion drawn from information presented.
______ is a recurring idea, object, or event.
The ____ meaning of a word is the dictionary definition. Many words have more than one denotative meaning.
The ______ meaning of a word refers to the fellings and associations created by the word. Words can have positive, negative, or neutral connotations.
An _____ is a word or phrase peculiar to a particular language and different from the denotative meaning of the words.
______ is word choice. Authors choose words that have certain associations or feelings attached to them in order to make their attitudes toward the subject clear to the reader.
_____ refers to the things that happen and the factual information that appears in the passage. When an author tells the reader that the main character saw a purple butterfly in the garden, the fact that the butterfly is purple is a detail.
_______ is a term that refers to the writer's use of sound, sight, smell, touch, and taste in a work of literature.
____ is the overall feeling that the work evokes in the reader.
______ is the writer's attitude toward his or her audience or subject.
_____ is a message about life that the plot and characters of a story convey to its reader.
______ is created by a writer's use of language, such as rhythm, word and phrase choice, and methods of organization.
The _____ is the time and place where the story takes place.
A _______, or qualities, can affect his or her thoughts, decisions, and actions.
Point of View
_________ is the perspective from which a story is told.
_________ point of view is the perspective of a character in the story.
_________ point of view is the perspective of a narrator outside the story.
Omniscient Third Person
In _________ point of view, the narrator reveals what every character in the story is thinking and feeling.
Limited Third Person
In _________ point of view, the narrator reveals only a single character's thoughts and feelings.
_______ is when a character suddenly experiences a deep realization about him or herself.
A _______ is an implied comparison between two unlike things.
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