Flashcards in Literary Terms Deck (12):
Meaning of Antagonist and Protagonist?
Antagonist : The enemy of the protagonist.
Protagonist: Main character and hero of the story.
Meaning of authors purpose?
Authors attributes, beliefs, heritage in their writing. They are especially seen in nonfiction.
Meaning of biography?
A written account of another persons life written by someone else.
Meaning of analogy?
Similarity or comparability.
Meaning of character's motivation?
Character's motivation: Why they act, feel, or think in a certain way.
Meaning of central conflict?
Struggle between opposing forces.
Meaning of connecting?
The idea of relating the content of the story to your own knowledge / experience.
Meaning of flashback?
A scene from an earlier time in the story that interrupts the ongoing story.
Meaning of foreshadowing?
To show / indicate beforehand; to give a glimpse of the future.
Meaning of imagery?
Descriptive words / phrases that appeal to the reader's 5 senses.
Meaning of plot?
Made up of events that can be divided into rising action, climax, and falling action.