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Irony

A broad term referring to the recognition of a reality different from the masking appearance: recognition of some incongruity: kinds of irony are:

Verbal
Situational
Dramatic
Third person

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Point of view

The perspective from which the story (narrative) is told, the way in which the reader is presented with the material of the story; kinda are

Omniscient
First person
Third person

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First person

Told by using "I", in which the main character experiences what he saw or did

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Third person

In which a character relates the events as she/he witnessed them; observing the action but not participating in it

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Omniscient

When the author is the "all knowing" he knows what they are thinking, or what they are observing

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Plot

The progression of events in a literary work. The very very important events

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Setting

Actual geographic location, scenery, physical arrangements, location of windows and doors in a room, and time of day, climate or weather

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Theme

The observation of life which serves as the controlling idea in a literary work. A theme is seldom presented word for word but is more often found in an abstract idea, surfacing through actions and dialogues of the characters, the use of symbols and recurring images...

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Conflict

The problem in the story

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Protagonist

Person struggling to achieve the goal

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Antagonist

The person or force attempting to prevent the protagonist from achieving his goal

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Internal

Man verses himself (against elements within himself

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External

Man verses man (against another individual)

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Characterization

The creation of believable fictitious personalities

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Symbol

An object (physical) that represents an idea (abstract) ex. American flag

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Simile

A comparison using "like" or " as"

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Metaphor

Comparison that does NOT use "like" or "as"

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Personification

Giving human qualities and characteristics to non human or non living things

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Aside/soliloquy

A speech by a character (alone) to express his thoughts aloud to audience (in absence of a character)

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration; ex: I was so hungry I could eat a bear

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Foreshadowing

The giving of hints or clues by the author early in the work of events to take place later in the work, building suspense

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Allusion

An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; and indirect or passing reference

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Alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

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Flashback

A scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier then the main story.

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Rhyme sceme

The ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse

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Refrain

A phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem

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Free verse

Poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter