Flashcards in Literary Terms Deck (29):
the method in which the author develops a character.
the time and place in which a story takes place
the series of events that make up a story
a story that is written or told
the beginning of a story that reveals basic background information, setting, and characters
the conflicts leading up to the climax
the turning point of a story, usually the most dramatic and action-packed
the events that occur as a result of the climax
the end of the story, conflicts are often resolved
the main moral or life lesson of a piece of literature.
A problem/decision within the own characters' mind, a personal conflict
a problem a character faces with an outside force
When something other than what is EXPECTED to happen, happens (think "The Necklace")
When a character says something, but means something else (think Montresor saying he's worried about Fortunato's health)
when a character or the audience knows more than another character in the story.
When an object stands for something greater than itself, usually an idea.
First Person Point of View
the narrator is part of the story and uses personal pronouns (think Young from Shattering Glass)
Third Person Omniscient
the narrator is not part of the story, the all-knowing voice (think Of Mice and Men)
words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses to create an experience for the reader (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch)
A reference to another piece of literature, art, music, or historical event (think Of Mice and Men- an allusion to "To a Mouse"by Robert Burns)
the method of comparing something by saying it is "like" or "as" another thing (my bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep)
a word or phrased used to refer to something else to suggest that they are similar. (Juliet is the sun.)
the repetition of consonant sounds (blue baby bottle)
a literary device in which an author gives human characteristics to an inanimate object (Death is my son-in-law)
A word that is created based on the sound it imitates (meow, crack, smash, boom)
a literary device in which an author uses an extreme exaggeration (this book weighs a ton)
to hint at events that are to come later
the repeating of a word or phrase to provide emphasis