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30 terms

English 1 cp

Vocab
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Denotation
the dictionary meaning of a word
Indirect Characterization
The reader learns about the character through his of her actions, words and the opinions of the other character
Verbol irony
When a speaker or narrator says one thing while meaning another
Situational Irony
When a situation turns out differently from what one would normally expect
Dramatic Irony
A character says of does something that has a different meaning from what he thinks it means, though the audience and the other character understand the full implications of the speech or actions
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
1st person point of view
Narrated from a character's perspective, usually using "i"
3rd person limited
The narrator knows what the person is thinking but uses "he/she" or the characters name
3rd person omniscient
The narrator is all knowing
Connotation
The feeling a person get's when hearing a word
Dialog
a conversation between two or more people
Theme
The central message of a literary work
Mood
How the reader feels during a story
Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the protagonist
Plot
The sequence of events or actions in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem
imagery
Consists of words or phrases appealing to the five senses
setting
The time and place in which events in a short story takes place
Protagonist
The main character
Personification
Giving inanimate objects realistic charactistics
Foreshadowing
Givings hints or clues to whats going to happen next
Epiphany
A sudden realization
Simile
Compearing something to something else using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
Compairing something to something else without using "like" or "as"
Symbol
A thing that represents or stands for something else
Suspense
A state of feeling of uncertainty about what may happen
Internal Conflict
A character in conflict with himself or herself
(man vs. self)
External Conflict
A conflict occuring outside the mind of a character
(man vs. man)
(man vs. nature)
(man vs. society)
Direct Characterization
When the reader directly states the character's traits
Tone
the author's attitude toward the subject
Diction
The choice of word in speech or writing