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English 8 Literary terms

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setting
the time and place of a literary work
narrator
the teller of a literary work
plot
series of interrelated events beginning with a conflict and ending with a conclusion of a resolution of the conflict
conflict
the struggle of opposing forces in literary work
2 types of conflict
enternal and internal
internal conflict
man vs himself
external conflict
man vs man, man vs nature, man vs society
climax
the point of the plot at which the characters or events take a turn to resolve the conflict
theme
the central idea of a literary work
foreshadowing
a hint of what is to come in a literary work
point of view
the way in which a literary work is narrated
suspense
excitng, son't know what is going to happen
exposition
characters, setting, tone, mood, atmosphere
methods of characterization
1. direct description by the narrator
2. what the character says
3. what the character does.
4. what the character thinks
5. what the other characters say, do, and think about the character
first person
the story is told by one of the characters in his or her own words. uses the pronoun I to refer to himself or herself
third person
the narrator is not a character in the story. only tells of what the character does or says. they can't read the minds of the characters
third person omniscient
not a character; can tell what can be seen and heard, but also what the characters think.
verbal irony
contrast between what is said and what is meant (sarcasm)
dramatic irony
contrast between the audience or reader understands and what teh characvter understands (surprise)
situational irony
contrast between what is expected and what actually happens