Flashcards in Short Story Lit Terms Deck (13):
The struggle found in fiction around which the plot and character development revolves. Conflict may be external or internal.
Man v man
Man v nature
Man v self
Man v society, technology
Plot device that utilizes hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the story
Language that evokes at least one of the five senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching
In order to associate a certain concept or quality with a character, setting, or action a writer may develop a recognizable pattern of imagery
An implied discrepancy between what we are led to believe will happen and what actually occurs
The meaning intended by a speaker is interpreted differently by one or more characters
When the reader shares with the narrator knowledge of a situation or intention unknown by one or more of the characters
Irony of situation
When the result of circumstances is the opposite of what is reasonably expected
A compressed paradox. 2 terms that are opposite/contrary
Ex. Bittersweet, living death
Giving human qualities to animals or objects
The central character in a literary work. In accomplishing his or her objective
Method used by the writer to develop a character.
Showing the characters looks
Revealing the characters thoughts
Displaying the characters actions
Letting the character speak
Getting the reactions from character to said character
The central character in a literary work. In a complaining his or her objective the protagonist is hindered by some opposing force either human, animal, or natural.
The protagonist doesn't have to be likable or the hero.