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Lit Terms 3
the time and place of a literary work
the message or main idea of a literary work
something that has a meaning larger than itself
a contrast between what is real and what is expected
when a character says or exaggerates and means the opposite
The reader or viewer knows something that a character does not
reflects the feelings of the writer
point of view
the vantage point from which a story is told
1st person point of view
when the author tells his own story using "I"
3rd person limited
when a narrator tells what one character thinks or feels
3rd person omniscient
when a narrator comments on all the characters' thoughs and feelings
the tension in a story
the sequence of events in a story
The moment when a character suddenly understands something... Ah-ha!
exaggeration for the sake of emphasis
a long, narrative poem about the adventures of a hero
a character who displays the values of a race or nation
a short descriptive phrase