main person in a literary piece, sometimes a place or thing.
The author's writing process that makes the characters come alive.
The reader learns about the character through other means: dialogue, actions, private thoughts, thoughts of others, and description.
The author tells reader directly about the character. Ex. Equality was six feet tall.
Dictionary meaning of a word.
Ex. He's cool. - Meaning his fever broke and he is no longer hot.
The meaning of a word is other than the dictionary meaning. Ex. He's cool. - Meaning he's stylish.
Comparing two things without using like, as, than. Ex. My love is a red, red rose.
Comparing two things and USING like, as, than. Ex. My love is LIKE a red rose.
Words or a situation that expresses something other than what it is.
Ex. The arrest seemed easy for the police, but the robber's cell phone dialed 911 when it pressed against the jewelry counter.
Short, fictitious story that illustrates a moral or religious point.
Words/description that paint a visual picture and appeal to the senses.
A distinctive type of writing.
Ex. - Narrative, persuasive, etc.
When one thing in the story stands for another.
Ex. - A red rose symbolizes love.
tone or voice
The attitude of the writer that the reader detects in the story.
Two stories, behaviors, or events which are alike in many ways, but never overlap.
The character who creates the conflict and keeps the protagonist in turmoil.
The reader knows many details about this character's personality and traits.
A character about which little to no info is provided.
static character (often acts as foil)
This character does not change/grow in the story. His purpose often is to create tension and suspense, a foil.
An educated guess given what's known.
A short narrative with few characters and plot conflicts.
To mark a story/writing in the margins in order to identify, comment on, or remember a specific point for quick reference.
This type of character is the most developed and described.
Type of writing that makes fun of something in order to make the opposite point, exposing a weakness or wrong. Sometimes the writing is serious on the surface, sometimes funny.
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