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Literary Elements part 2

ENGLISH EXAM!!!!
STUDY
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Climax
The part of the story when the conflict is addressed and one of the parties triumphs. ( this doesn't mean that the climax has the most action)(Common misconception)
falling action
The plot events wind down
resolution
the end where all loose ends are tied up
Genre
type of story
Protagonist
The leading character doesn't have to be good
Antagonist
the character that create the conflict
Theme
The main idea or underlying meaning in a story
Narrator
The person telling the story
Characterization
When a narrator describes a character.
foreshadowing
when an author plants clues to tell whats going to happen next in the story
Stereotype
an oversimplified expectation of what a certain group is like
irony
The contrast between what is expected and what actually happens
Symbol
Something that stands for something else
Simile
a comparison using like or as
Metaphor
a comparison without using like or as
Personification
giving an animal qualities of a human
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Fiction - not real
Non Fiction - not real
Round vs. Flat Characters
round - developed
flat - doesn't change