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Literary Terms (Daily)

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setting
the place, time, and culture in which a story takes place
protagonist
the main character
antagonist
the character in conflict with the main character
static character
a character who stays the same throughout the whole story
dynamic character
a character who changes throughout the story (doesn't mean death)
point of view
the relationship between the narrator and the story
1st person
the narrator is a character in the story (reconginzed by I)
3rd person limited
the narrator tells the story through a character's perspective (recognized by he/she). We know the feelings and thoughts of ONE character
3rd person omniscent
the narrator tells the story from a perspective of an outside character (recongnized by he/she). We know the feelings and thoughts of ALL characters
theme
the overall message of the story
stated theme
narrator tells you the overall message directly
implied theme
you have to piece together the overall message from the story
external conflict
a charater is in conflict with outside forces
(man vs. man)
(man vs. nature)
(man vs. god/supernatural)
internal conflict
character is in conflict with him/herself
(man vs. self)
plot
the sequence of events in a story
exposition
the part of the plot arc in which characters and setting are introduced
rising action
the part of the plot arc in which the conflict is introduced, twists and turns
climax
the part of the plot arc that is emotional high part of a story
falling action
the part of the plot arc in which the conflict begins to wrap up, the logical reason of the climax
resolution
the part of the plot arc in which all loose ends are tied up
simile
a comparison between two unlike things using like or as
hyperbole
overexaggeration
personification
giving human qualities to a non-living or non-human object
irony
a contrast between appearance and reality
situational irony
the outcome is the opposite of what you expect
verbal irony
word have double meanings
(ex: sarcasm)
dramatic irony
when the audience knows something a character doesn't know
mood
the feeling or atmosphere of a story
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things
oxymoron
the joining of two contradictory words to create one meaning
foreshadowing
using hints to give the reader clues as to what will happen in the story
symbolism
when a character, object, setting, or situation represents an abstract concept