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Lit Term Intro and Review
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An insight about human life that is revealed in a literary work
A classic pattern used in fiction that is guaranteed to satisfy an audience
the main character, the person whom the reader roots for
the person who blocks/works against the protagonist
when the protagonist is actually the villain in the story, but we empathize anyway
character who serves as a direct contrast to another character as a device to emphasize the qualities of the main character
Point of View/Narration
the vantage point from which a story is told
"I" pronoun is used
Third Person Limited
Third Person Omniscient
Third Person Objective
POV-journalist, nothing internal
the skill that involves using words to win an argument
credible sources, credibility
touching with reader's emotions
using logical arguments/facts to prove a point
writer's attitude towards the character, subject, audience
climate or feeling of a literary work
the words a writer chooses, the enunciation of words
a way of speaking that is unique to a social class or region
the words a character in a story speaks, fancy word for discussion
Figure of Speech
a word/phrase that describes one thing in terms of a another, not meant to be taken literally
fancy way of saying "figure of speech"
a popular figure of speech; overused cliches
original model of a person, perfect example, prototype upon which others are copied universally
the way a writer reveals information about a character
information told to the reader
information the reader must conclude
a work that ridicules the shortcomings of specific people/ institutions as an attempt to bring about change.
a work that pokes fun at another work by imitating some aspect of the original piece's style.
narrative technique that records a character's internal flow of thoughts, memories, or ideas
a long speech made by a character in a play while no other characters are on stage.
a comment made by a character to the audience- breaking the fourth wall.
comparison using "like", "than", "resembles"
direct comparison that doesn't use words used in a simile
a piece of work that continues beyond a single comparison.
goofiness that occurs when a writer gets carried away with a metaphor and creates contradictory images.
a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning itself and that also stands for something more than itself
the exact dictionary definition of a word
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its definition
a discrepancy between expectation and reality
the opposite of what was expected, to provoke laughter
occurs when the audience knows something that the character on stage does not know
when a writer gives an animal or inanimate object human traits
fancy word for personification
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