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Used by poets, novelists, and other writers to appeal to the reader’s five sense.

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What is imagery?

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A figure of speech in which a thing– an idea or an animal– is given human attributes.

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What is personification?

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A literary term where you use “like” or “as” to compare to different things and show a common quality between them.

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What is Simile?

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A comparison between unrelated things without using comparative terns (such as, but not limited to, like or as).

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What is metaphor?

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Basically a reference to something else. It’s when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work.

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What is allusion?

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In literature, ____ are often characters, settings, images, or other motifs that stand in for bigger ideas. Authors often use ____ (or “____”) to give their work with more meaning and to make a story be about more than the events it describes. This is one of the most basic and and widespread of all literary techniques.

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What is symbolism?

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A ____ is a symbolic image or idea that appears frequently in a story. ___ can be symbols, sounds, actions, ideas, or words.

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What is a motif?

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____ is a figure of speech in which an author or speaker purposely and obviously exaggerates to an extreme.

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What is hyperbole?

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____ is a literary device that involves intentionally using a word or phrase for effect, two or more times in a speech or written work.

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What is repetition?

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________, also known as _____, is when phrases in a scentence have similar or the same grammatical structure. In its most basic usage, _____ provides a phrase with balance and clarity. _____ also serves to give phrases a pattern and rhythm.

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What is parallelism?

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Literature’s answer to karma. When characters (good or bad) get what’s coming to them.

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What is poetic justice?

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The author’s implicit attitude toward the reader or the people, places, and events in a narrative.

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What is tone?

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The way the narrative makes the reader feel.

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What is mood?

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When a character struggles with their own opposing desire or belief.

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What is internal conflict?

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When the protagonist’s central conflict is with an outside force.

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What is external conflict?

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The central character in a text.

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What is a protagonist?

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The person or force that opposes the protagonist and often impedes on their ability to overcome the core conflict.

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What is an antagonist?

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The physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs. The major elements of ____ are the time, place, and social environment that frames the characters.

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What is a setting?

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The central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work. A ____ provides a unifying point but is NOT the actual subject of the story. A ____ is not a topic or a message. A _____ is the author’s commentary on a subject.

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What is a theme?

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Climax
———————-
Rising Action Falling Action
__________________——————— ———————-________________
Exposition Denoument/Resolution

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Freytag’s Pyramid of Plot

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Auditory Imagery

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Sound

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Tactile Imagery

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Touch

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Visual Imagery

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Sight

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Olfactory Imagery

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Scent

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Gustatory Imagery

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Taste

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This happens when a (hu)man comes into conflict with nature.

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Conflict With Nature

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This conflict happens with the thinking and subsequent actions of the people that do not match and create a conflict between them.

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Conflict With Another Person

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This happens when the main protagonist comes into conflict with the social setup, norms, traditions, and conventions.

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Conflict With Society

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The part of the narrative that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances. Includes what has gone on before, the relationship between chaarcters, the development of a theme, and the introduction of a conflict.

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Exposition

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The part of the narrative plot where complications arise and create conflict for the protagonist.

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Rising Action

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The moment of greatest emotional tension in a narrative, usually the marking of the turning point.

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Climax

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The part of the plot where the tensions diminish and the conflict begins to resolve.

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Falling Action

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The conclusion of the plot’s conflicts and complications. Also known as resolution. Literally means the loose ends are tied up.

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Denouement

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Told with pronouns “I”, “me”, and “we”. The character(s) tell(s) the story of what happens to them.

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First Person POV

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Told with pronoun “you”.

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Second Person POV

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Told ith “he”, “she”, “they”.

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Third Person POV

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An all-knowing narrator who is not a character in the story and who can move from place to place and pass back and forth through time. ____ narrators can report the thoughts and feelings of the characters, as well as their words and actions.

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Omniscient

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The process by which the writer reveals the personality of character.

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Characterisation

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____ tells the audience what the personality of the character is.

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Direct characterisation

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Shows things that reveal the personality of a character.

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Indirect Characterisation.

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Methods of Indirect characterisation

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