English 1 Final Literary Terms

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English 1 Final Literary Terms
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  1. Beginning part of the story that introduces the characters, the setting, and the basic situation.
    Exposition
  2. The main conflict of the story is introduced.
    Inciting Incident
  3. All the events leading up to the climax.
    Rising Action
  4. No turning back point of the story; most intense
    Climax
  5. Follows the climax and leads up to the resolution.
    Falling Action
  6. The main conflict is resolved.
    Resolution
  7. Difference between what is said and what is meant.
    Verbal Irony
  8. Difference between what you expect to happen vs. what actually happens.
    Situational Irony
  9. When you know something the character doesn't know.
    Dramatic Irony
  10. Abstract idea that runs through the whole story.
    Theme
  11. Authors attitude toward the subject.
    Tone
  12. Conflict inside you.
    Internal Conflict
  13. Conflict outside you. (ex. man vs. man, man vs. society, etc.. )
    External Conflict
  14. A brief reference to something outside of the literary work.
    Allusion
  15. Bad character or force in the conflict.
    Antagonist
  16. The main character in the story.
    Protagonist
  17. A common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable.
    Iambic Pentameter
  18. The act of creating and developing a character.
    Characterization
  19. The author directly states a character's traits.
    Direct Characterization
  20. The author tells what the character looks like, does, and says as well as how other characters react to him or her.
    Indirect Characterization
  21. A pair of rhyming lines, usually of the same length and meter.
    Couplet
  22. A characterizing word or phrase firmly associated with a person or thing and often used in place of an actual name or title.
    Epithet
  23. Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally.
    Figurative Language
  24. Uses words in their ordinary sences.
    Literal Language
  25. The discriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader.
    Imagery
  26. A figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else.
    Metaphor
  27. A reason that explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way.
    Motivation
  28. Speech by one character in the play, story, or poem.
    Monologue
  29. A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
    Soliloquy
  30. A figure of speech by which two words contradict to use effect.
    Oxymoron
  31. A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
    Personification
  32. A figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas.
    Simile
  33. The use in a literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur.
    Foreshadowing
  34. A category or type of literature.
    Genre
  35. The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
    Alliteration
  36. The returning to an earlier moment in literary time, usually through a character's reminiscing.
    Flashback
  37. A words dictionary meaning
    Denotation
  38. The words set of ideas associated with it in addition to its explicit meaning.
    Connotation
  39. The undue use of exaggeration.
    Hyperbole

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