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English 8 Literary terms
the time and place of a literary work
the teller of a literary work
series of interrelated events beginning with a conflict and ending with a conclusion of a resolution of the conflict
the struggle of opposing forces in literary work
2 types of conflict
enternal and internal
man vs himself
man vs man, man vs nature, man vs society
the point of the plot at which the characters or events take a turn to resolve the conflict
the central idea of a literary work
a hint of what is to come in a literary work
point of view
the way in which a literary work is narrated
excitng, son't know what is going to happen
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
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
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.
contrast between what is said and what is meant (sarcasm)
contrast between the audience or reader understands and what teh characvter understands (surprise)
contrast between what is expected and what actually happens