the act of creating and developing a character
writer directly states a character's trait
Character is revealed by (1) words, thoughts, actions of the characters, (2) character's appearance and background, (3) what other characters say about the character, (4) how other characters react toward the character
a character that is characterized by one or two traits;
a character that is complex and perhaps even contradictory
a character that changes over the course of the story
a character that does not develop
hero or central character of literary work
a person or force which opposes the protagonist in a literary work
the event and actions of a story
the time and place in which a story unfolds
the author's attitude towards his or her subject
the feeling, emotional state, or atmosphere of a literary work
a mental, emotional, or psychological struggle within a character
the opposition between two characters, two groups of people, or between the protagonist and a larger problem such as forces of nature, ideas, etc.
first person point of view
narrator participates in the story
third person point of view
narrator stands outside the story itself
a literary type; the four major genres are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama
a narrative which has both a literal meaning and a representative one
a piece of literature designed to ridicule the subject of the work
device in literature which an object represents an idea
the lesson, main message, or moral of a story
a recurring element that appears frequently in a work of literature
reference to an event which took place prior to the beginning of the story
a method used to build suspense by providing hints of what is to come
irony of situation
the result of an action is the reverse of what the actor expected
when the audience knows something that the characters in the drama do not
the contrast between the literal meaning of what is said and what is meant
a distinct way of speaking by a group of people from a particular geographic region, economic group, or social class
a word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell
a reference in one literary work to a character or theme found in another literary work
the form of a comparison between two unlike quantities for which a basis for comparison can be found, and which uses the words "like" or "as" in the comparison
a comparison is made between two unlike things without the use of the words "like" or "as"
a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group
an overstatement or exaggeration
something nonhuman is given human characteristics
he sound of a word echoes the sound it represents
the author's choice of word
a combination of contradictory ideas
the way words are arranged in a sentence
a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have a similar or grammatical form for emphasis
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