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english voca terms
type or class of book
verse vs. prose
the ordinary form of spoken or written language, withoutmetrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
a succession of metrical feet written, printed, or orallycomposed as one line
fiction vs. nonfiction
made up story
audience and purpose
subject vs. topic vs. theme
what its about
the main subject
the main topic
the plan, scheme, or main story of aliterary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
the act of expounding, setting forth, or explaining
a complex combination of elements or things.
suspension of a story or novel
the very end of story
flashback and foreshadowing
telling of the past
to show or indicate beforehand
a place where a matter is shappening
time, place, atmosphere
conflict and types of conflict
problem the protagonists faces
man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs self, man vs nature
protagonist vs antagonist
the leading character
a person who is opposed
internal vs. external conflict
mav vs self
man vs world
direct vs. indirect characterization
character isrevealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, orepithets.
character isrevealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance,
flat, round, stock charaters
an easily recognized character type
a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, andother features are fully delineated by the author.
quicklyrecognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and requiring nodevelopment by the writer.
point of view
author knows only main charcter
tells by main character (protagonist)
used for nonfiction
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the oppositeof its literal meaning
when someone sas something but meand something different
outcome is contraryto what was expected.
isunderstood by the audience but not grasped by the characters inthe play.
a symbol that stands for something more
a symbolical narrative
tone vs mood
the authors voice
the feeling of the story
denotation vs connotation
d:direct meaning or set of meanings of a word orexpression,
: the associated or secondary meaning of a word orexpression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning