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8th grade english test

short story terms
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alliteration
words that are near each other that have with the same sound.
antagonist
protagonist's enemy
indirect description
character's actions that give off opinions for the reader.
direct description
stated fact
round
many characteristics
flat
one characteristic
static
does not change in story
dynamic
changes in story
conflict
a problem with the protagonist
external conflict
outside forces opposing
internal conflict
when character is struggling with a decision
appearance vs. reality
something that seems one way when it's really another way
figurative language
words that draw a picture in the readers mind
first person point of view
narrator is in the story
foreshadowing
letting you know what is going to happen by giving clues
hyperbole
exaggeration to make a point
irony
something that is unusual
limited omniscient
states thoughts and feelings of one or two characters
medephor
comparison that is direct
mood
how you feel when you read the story
objective
states what is seen and heard
omniscient
knowing what anyone is feeling
protagonist
main character
setting
when and where
short story
500-15,000 words, slice of life, one to three characters, and an ironic ending
simile
comparison that is indirect
symbol
object that has meaning
theme
lesson learned in the story
egyptians used short stories in
4000-3000 B.C
Greek and Romans used short stories in
2000-300 B.C
Biblical stories used short stories in
300 B.C