Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account

Omniscient narrator

An all-knowing narrator tells the story

Dramatic irony

The reader or viewer knows something that a character does not know


A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things using like or as

First person narrator

A character in the story tells the story

Verbal irony

When someone knowingly exaggerates or says one thing and means another


A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but that
have something in common

Static character

Character that does not change in the story

Dynamic character

Character that changes in some significant way


A person or force in conflict with the protagonist


The author's uniquely individual way of communicating ideas


The time and place in which the events of the story occur

Point of View

The author's decision about who is the narrator in the story


An indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place, or event


The central character who is struggling with a problem


The design or plan of action in the story


Repetition of initial consonant sounds


A remark spoken in an undertone by one character either to the audience or to another
character, which the remaining characters supposedly do not hear.


A speech made by a character when he is alone on stage

Blank verse

Unrhymed lines of poetry written in iambic pentameter


Literature in play form


The author's underlying message about man or human nature


A basic struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist


Hints of what is to come in the story


The stated or implied attitude of a writer toward the subject


The object, event, or character that represents someone or something in the story

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording