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Elements of literature
Terms in this set (26)
comparing two or more things using "is" or "was"
comparing two or more things using "like" or "as"
an exaggeration to get a point across
giving human qualities to a thing or object
using the same sounding letters in a sentence
when what is said is the opposite of what is meant
Irony of Situation
when what happens is the opposite of what is intended
when the audience or reader knows something that the characters do not
the narrator is a character from the story/ Uses the words "I" "us" "we" etc.
Third Person Limited
An outsider (not a character from the story) who is limited to the thoughts and feelings of one character
Third Person Objective
An outsider who can only report what they see and hear (no thoughts or feelings of any characters
the point in the story where background information is given, characters are introduced and setting is established
the point in the story where we find out what the problem or conflict is
the most dramatic point in the story/ Could be the turning point/ the OMG moment!!!!
the point in the story in which the problem has begun to work itself out
Problem solved....end of story.
5 types of conflict
Person vs. Person
Person vs Self
Person vs Nature
Person vs Society
Person vs Fate/God
The main character in the story...Usually the "good guy"
Opposes the main character...usually the "bad guy"
The message or moral of a story... what you can learn from reading/watching it (more on this later)
When an author gives hints or clues as to what will happen later in the story
When an object in a story stands for or represents something greater
When something in a story is chronologically out of place... sometimes intentional and sometimes unintentional (more on this later)
Attitude of the piece (Author based)
The feeling a piece creates (within the reader)
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