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A story told from the first-person point of view has a narrator who is a character in the story. Uses "I", "me", and "my"
My he narrator is someone outside of the action, not a character writing the story.
The time and place of action of a story. some stories have a minimal description of setting while other can be described in great detail.
A conversation, episode, or event that happened before the beginning of a story. Often a flashback interrupts the chronological flow of a story to give the reader information.
In drama the action is often divided into acts or scenes. Each new scene in a play indicated a different time and place.
Person, place, activity or object that stands for something beyond itself.
A writers use of hints or clues to indicate events and situations that will occur later in the plot.
Language that communicates ideas beyond the ordinary, literal meaning of words. Special types of figurative language are called figures of speech.
An expression that has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning
A form of autobiographical writing in which a person recalls significant events in his or her life.
A brief tale told to illustrate a moral or teach a lesson.
A long work that takes the average reader several days to read.
A short story that teaches a spiritual lesson.
A humorous imitation of a serious piece of literature.
A form of language as it is spoken in a particular geographic area or by a particular social or ethnic group.
When a phrase carries over a line-break without a major pause.
Literature in which plot and characters are developed the through dialogue and action; literature in play form.
A joke that comes from a play on words, usually using words with multiple meanings.
A rhymed pair of lines
A dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified characters who are involved in historically or socially significant events.
A speech in which a character speaks thoughts aloud. Generally on stage alone.
A character pitted against an outside force
Conflict that occurs personally within a character
A character who provides a striking contrast to another character.
Refers to an all knowing narrator
A poem that tells a story and is meant to be sung or recited
Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
The use of vivid figurative language to represent objects actions or ideas.
A humorous scene,incident, or speech that is included in a serious drama to provide a change from emotional intensity.
A reoccurring subject, theme, or idea.
The use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related or equal in importance. This can be done using words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs.
An flax count of a persons life written by that person and usually told from the first person point of view.
A story,poem, or pic that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning typically a moral political or historical one.
Main idea of a literature work
Figure of speech
Language that communicates ideas beyond the ordinary, literal meanings of words.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but that have something in common. Unlike similes no like or as.
Term voice refers to a writers unique use of language that allows a reader to"hear" a human personality in his or her writing.
A literary or dramatic character that undergoes an important inner change, as in a change of personality or attitude.
A literary or dramatic character that undergoes little to no change, no personal growth or development.
The attitude to feelings associated with a word
The literal or dictionary meaning of a word
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