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english 1 pre AP midterm

literary terms
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plot
the series of related events occuring in a story
setting
the location/area in which the story takes place
theme
the concept or central message that is conveyed in the story
foreshadowing
when the author provides hints of what is later to come in the story
climax
the highest point of the story, what the conflicts and complications build up to
dynamic character
changes in some way throughout the story
antagonist
against the main character
protagonist
the main character in the story, usually the "good guy"
personification
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
simile
comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
character
person/thing/animal appearing in a story.
minor character
character in the story, but is not of great importance.
static character
character that remains the same throughout the story
hyperbole
an exaggeration, over-statement
irony
when the opposite of what is expected happens
round character
character that usually shows many sides of personality and shows growth or maturity throughout the story
flat character
character that usually only shows one side of his/her personality and shows growth
allusion
a reference in literary work to a person, place, or thing in histroy or another work of literature.
narrator
one who tells the story
point of view
a way the events of a story are conveyed to the reader
suspense
the tension that the author uses to create a feeling of discomfort about the unknown
conflict
struggle between opposing forces
characterization
the personality a character displays
onomatopoeia
word whose sound imitates/suggests its meaning