Fiction Terms Quiz

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  1. Allegory:
    A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning. Allegory often takes the form of a story in which the characters represent moral qualities.
  2. Characterization:
    The means by which writers present and reveal character.
  3. Fable:
    A brief story with an explicit moral provided by the author.
  4. Fiction:
    An imagined story, whether in…
  5. Flashback:
    An interruption of a work’s chronology to describe or present…
  6. Foreshadowing:
    Hints of what is to come in the action…
  7. Imagery:
    The pattern of related comparative aspects of language, particularly of images, in a literary work. Imagery of light and darkness pervades…
  8. Irony:
    A contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what it meant, or…
  9. Novella:
    A short...
  10. Parable:
    A brief story that teaches a lesson often ethical or spiritual. Examples include…
  11. Narrator:
    The voice and implied speaker of a fictional work, to be distinguished from the…
  12. Point-of-view:
    The angle of vision from which a story…
  13. Satire:
    A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules…
  14. Setting:
    The time and place of a literary work that…
  15. Symbol:
    An object or an action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for…
  16. Tale:
    A story that narrates strange happenings in a direct manner, without detailed descriptions of character.
  17. Theme:
    The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language, character, and action and cast in the form of a generalization.
  18. Tone:
    The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and characters of a work, as, for example…
  19. Climax:
    The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The climax of John Updike’s “A&P,” for example, occurs when Sammy quits his job as cashier.
  20. Foil:
    A character who contrasts and parallels the main character in a play or story. In Othello...
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Fiction Terms Quiz
2011-11-14 23:42:28
fiction terminology terms

Fiction terms for English 102
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