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Literary Heritage Terms
Point of view in which the narrator knows everything, generally written in the third person.
Point of view in which the narrator sees into the minds of some characters but not others. Ususally through the eyes of one character.
Point of view where a character presents the story but does not pass judgements.
Point of view of characters where narrator knows all thoughts but goes beyond this to make a personal judgement of the characters.
Objective Point of View
narrator reports dialogue and actions with no access to the characters' minds.
Moves freely through the conscience of all characters
Character in a story who is involved in the action
Character in the story who is not involved in the action
Does not appear in the story but is capable of revealing thoughts of the characters
narrator who fails to understand the implications of the story they are telling
narrator whe tells the story in a subjective or distorted way
extended presentation of a character's thoughts; as if the character is thinking to himself aloud and the reader can hear.
Stream of Consciousness
The use of various literary devices to duplicate the subjective and assoiative nature of human consciousness.
techniques a writer uses to crate, reveal, or develop characters
Author overtly gives physical or mental traits of a character; usually to show what is lurking beneath the surface of a character.
a character is introduced, developed, and possibly trnsformed
what a character wants
character with only one outstanding trait
Complex character presented in depth; usually change throughout a story.
Time and place of a story. Also includes weather etc.
Where the story takes place
Dominant mood or feeling throughout story
representation of a specific locale that uses the details of the locale to influence the story
Characters presented as victims and outcomes of environment and herredity.
Attitude toward the subject of a story conveyed by the sum of various literary stylistic devices.
the distinctive way an author uses language .
Word choice or vocabulary
writer says one thing but says another; a discrepancy of meaning is masked beneath the surface of the language.
the reader understands the meaning of a situation even though the character may not yet.
a type of situational irony where the discreancy lies in what a character deserves and what they get
writer says the opposite of what is meant
form of irony where the comment is meant to mock its target
breif, undetailed telling of main idea or plot of story
Main idea or larger meaning of story
person, place, or thing that suggests meaning beyond its literal sense.
symbol that has common meaning for most readers.
ex. - black cats = bad luck
action that goes well beyond its literal meaning
has two levels of meaning; a literal level and a symbolic level, which parallel each other.
A sudden and powerful change in perspective or way you look at world or situation.
Uses humans to teach a moral but does not directly state the moral
ex. - prodigal son
Brief story that uses animals to teach a moral and represent characteristics. Directly states a moral.
ex. - sun and the wind > persuasion better than force
A sudden realization profound enough to change the person