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40 terms

Semester 1 Review

Lutheran High school of the Rockies Mrs Keith
STUDY
PLAY
Protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
static
Does Not change during the story as he/she relates to the Plot
dynamic
expressing action rather than a state of being
Confidante
character who shares secrets, personal information, or discussions of intimate or internal conflicts with another
Foil
Opposite personality
round Character
this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background
Flat Character
a character who embodies a single quality and who does not develop in the course of a story
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
setting
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
Point of View (POV)
the perspective from which a story is told
Allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
allegory
an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
anti-hero
a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)
Direct Characterization
Author directly describes character
Indirect Characterization
the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
Internal Conflict
a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character
external Conflict
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character
man v. Man Conflict
a struggle between two characters, external
self Conflict
the type of conflict that occurs when a person has to choose between two or more mutually exclusive options
nature conflict
A conflict between a character and nature.
foreshadowing
the act of providing vague advance indications
Imagery
the ability to form mental images of things or events
Irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
metaphor
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
mood
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
motif
a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors
onomatopoeia
using words that imitate the sound they denote
oxymoron
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
personification
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
symbolism
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
synesthesia
a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
tone
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
1st person
when the narrator is telling the story from his/her point of view, the word "I" is present outside of quotes
3rd person
when the narrator is telling the story about one character that is not him/herself and is aware of other characters' actions and possibly their thoughts
MLA format
Heading
margins
page numbers
spacing
Active voice
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
author
writer of a book