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Flashcards in WOD 7 Deck (24):
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Narrative poem

Poem that tells a story

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Climax

The turning point in the story where the main character is faced with solving a conflict

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Audience

The person or persons who will read or hear the literary work

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Tale

A short, simple narrative of events told in a direct manner without detailed description of characters

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Comedy

A humorous literary work, such as a play, having a happy end

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Flashback

An instance where a work presents material that occurred before the opening scene of the work, through a memory, dream, etc

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Figurative language

Words used on imaginative ways to express ideas that are not true by definition, used for emotional effect, emphasis

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Figures of speech

Imaginative language such as similes and metaphors

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Autobiography

The written history of a person’s life written by himself or herself

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Foil

A character who is in sharp contrast to the protagonist in order to point out the protagonist qualities

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Literal language

Using words exactly according to their proper meanings or precise definition

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Myth

Traditional story created to explain mysteries of the universe

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Allusions

References to persons or events in the past or in a literature

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Meter

The rhythm of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line of a poem

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Allegory

A story that uses symbols or metaphors to convey a deeper meaning in addition to its surface meaning

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Tragedy

A serious play with a sad or tragic end

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Understatement

Technique of creating emphasis by saying less than is literally (actually) true. Of ten used to create a numerous effect

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Denouement

The final out come or resolution of the main conflict in a story

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Syntax

The arrangement of words in sentences

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Legend

Story passed down through generations, believed to be based on real people and events

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Anti-hero

A protagonist who has the opposite characteristics of a traditional hero

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Epic

Long narrative poem, involving a hero on a quest, written in formal language

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Diction

The choice of words, phrases, sentences, structures, and figurative language should n a work of literature

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Rhetorical questions

Those that have such obvious answers that they don’t require a reply