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english devices test
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the time and place of a story
What are the essential parts of a narrative?
the literary devices and elements
narrative is another word for ......
parts of a story
if the setting is not clearly stated you can tell it by the....
technology, dialect, actions, and time of day, etc.
helps the reader understand what the character is like
what are the two types of characterization?
indirect and direct
what happens in the story and how it all happens
what are the 5 parts of plot?
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
the struggle between opposing forces in a story
what are the 2 types of conflict?
external and internal
a fight between another character
examples of external conflict are:
man vs man, man vs supernatural, man vs nature
a fight between one person
examples of internal conflict are:
man vs itself, man vs addiction, man vs emotion
central message about life expressed in literature
themes are ___________
themes can never be ___________
a single word
point of view:
who is telling or narrating the story
first person pov
a character is telling the story
words that show first person pov are::
I, me, we, and us
third person pov:
an outside observer is telling the story
words that show third person pov:
he, she, it, and proper nouns
second person pov:
author speaking to the reader
words that show second person pov:
______________ optional techniques that authors use to make their writing more interesting
When an author refers to another piece of literature and their work
different types of allusion are:
historical and literary allusion
referring to things that have already happened
When the reader knows something that the character in the book doesn't know
The difference between what the outcome of the story is and what the reader expects
The difference between what the character says and actually means
The author's choice of words
What the word means
The positive or negative meaning of a word
The way the author creates a picture in the reader's head
words or expressions with a non literal meaning
comparing two unlike things using like or as
comparing two unlike things without like or as
giving human characteristics to non-human things
first letter of the word repeating
an object used to represent something abstract
the way the author feels about the subject
the way the reader feels from the story
what are two plot techniques
foreshadowing and flashback
hinting about something that's going to happen
looking back at what happened in the past
Appeal to emotion
Appeal to logic
A contrast of ideas in the same sentence
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of sentences to bring attention to the idea: provides rhythm.
A question that is asked to create a dramatic effect: not meant to be answered.
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