a kind of literary or artistic work
writing in sentence and paragraph form
rhythmic, compressed writing
a literary work based on the imagination
a literary work based on fact
a condensed form of prose fiction
a work of prose fiction longer than a short story but shorter than a novel (usually about 100 pages)
an extended work of prose fiction
an agent of the plot in a literary work
the character who works against the protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
the ordered events in a literary work
the graphic display of the action or events in a story.
the events leading up to the climax
the decisive moment in a novel or play, often the moment of most emotion
the resolution of a plot
synonym for falling action
hints from the author about what is going to happen
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen
a transition to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronology of the story
5 kinds of conflict
man vs. man
man vs. nature
man vs. fate/the gods
man vs. society
man vs. himself
where and when the story takes place
the attitudes of the people of the setting
the author's message in his work. It can be stated in a sentence about MANKIND.
point of view
the angle from which a story is told
common points of view
the distinctive way in which an author writes
the emotional atmosphere of a literary work
the author's attitude
incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
3 kinds of irony
using words to paint a mental picture
using a simple thing to stand for something more complicated
a comparison using LIKE, AS, or SEEMS
a comparison stated as fact
using words to treat inanimate things as if they were living
purpposeful, huge exaggeration
conjoining contradictory terms (deafening silence, jumbo shrimp)
a a mention or reference to history, literature, or culture
a moment of sudden understanding or insight
two unlike words or ideas placed side by side. Ex: The sad clown danced happily through the butchery
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