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Arts and Humanities
Library 6th grade SJACS midterm study
6th grade literary elements vocabulary for midterm Quiz 1 & 2
Terms in this set (29)
A brief story about an interesting, amusing, or strange event
The character who opposes the protagonist (the one the readers want to succeed).
A form of nonfiction in which a person tells his or her own life story.
A nofiction story in which the writer tells the story of another person.
A person, animal, or a thing that takes part in the action of story. The main character is the most important character in the story.
Is the act of creating and developing a character.
The high point of interest of a story, novel, or play.
The struggle between two forces, usually the main character and either another character or an opposing force.
Is a picture in words or a person, place or object using details that appeal to the sense of smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch.
A conversation between two characters.
A situation in which a character must choose between alternatives which are equally undesirable.
The conclusion of a literary work, usually an afterthought. The end of a fable where a moral is stated. A speech given after a play commenting on the action.
Writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally. Some frequently used figures of speech are metaphors, similes, and personification.
A category or type of literature.
Prose (fiction & Nonfiction)
A word or phrase that appeals to one of the five senses.
Uses words in their ordinary senses. It is the opposite of figurative language.
A lesson taught by a literary work.
A story told in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.
Writing that tells about real people, places, objects or events. Everything must be true.
A long work of fiction.
The sequence of event in a literary work. (The order things happen in the story).
The ordinary form of written language. Most writing that is not poetry, drama or song is considered prose.
The character in a work of fiction the readers would like to see succeed.
Writing that tells about imaginary events that involve science or technology
The time and place in which a story takes place.
A brief work of fiction with a simpler plot and setting than a novel.
Not the ending the reader expects but is still logical and believable.
The feeling of curiosity or uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work.
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