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Literary Elements Vocab

all the literary elements you'll need to know for Mrs. Pledger's midterm! Good luck and Happy Studying!
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Genre
a category of literature
Character
a person or animal that takes a part in the action
Flat character
a character that we don't know a lot about
Round Character
a character that we know a lot about
Static Character
a character that doesn't change
Dynamic Character
a character that changes
Characterization
the creating of a character
Climax
the high point of the action in the story
Conflict
a struggle between two opposing forces
External conflict
protagonist vs. outside force
Internal Conflict
a battle within the character's soul
Foreshadowing
giving hints about upcoming events in the novel
Imagery
using imagery or words/phrases that appeals to the five senses
Irony
a contradiction between what happens and what is expected to happen
Verbal Irony
irony said
Dramatic Irony
an event in the story unexpected by the character
Situational Irony
a twist in the story unexpected to the reader
Mood
the way the author makes you feel.
Narrator
the speaker/character that tells the story
Plot
the sequence of events in a story
Setting
the time and place of an action
Symbol
anything that stands for something else
Theme
the central message
Flashback
the act of looking back on things
Protagonist
the main character in a story
Antagonist
the character opposing the main character
Rising Action
the actions leading to the conflict
Falling Action
the actions after the climax
Resolution
the end of the conflict
Short Story
a brief work of fiction
Novel
a long work of fiction