to come into collision or disagreement
a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement
an indication of something that will happen in the future
an event or scene so inserted
the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives
the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the characters speech, actions, appearance
an easily remembered character
a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineated by the author
a literary or dramatic character who undergoes little or no inner change
a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change
the main character
the person who opposed the main character
to prevent the success of
:a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day
a particular attitude or way of considering a matter
the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place
a temporary state of mind or feeling
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
a modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood
the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
a story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel
a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism
a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song
engage in activity for enjoyment and recreate rather than a serious or practical purpose
A character is seen by the audience while remaining hidden from fellow actors.
An introduction to a play
A literary art form that recreates human life and emotions.
Usually the main character in a tragedy; of noble birth or great influence, but has a flaw or weakness that leads to his downfall.
A part of plot containing a series of conflicts and decisions by the characters, usually in the second act (rising action).
an object that stands for something else.
clues that suggest what might happen later in the plot
When the audience knows something that the characters do not
the central idea, message, or one of the main ideas underlying a literary work.
The method a writer uses to develop the personality of a character; includes direct statements, appearance, dialect, thoughts
A feeling of sympathy and deep sorrow for the misfortunes of others. Greek word for "suffering."
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow
A struggle between two opposing forces:man vs man, man vs nature; man vs self (can be internal or external conflict)
Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth
personality characteristic that helps lead to a character's downfall)
a momentous tragic event, a violent ending in the final act of a tragic play
A character whose qualities contrast with those of another character. A writer might use a foil to emphasize or de-emphasize another character’s traits.
A character’s remark, either to the audience or to another character that others on stage are not supposed to hear. Its purpose is to reveal the character’s private thoughts.
A single person speaking alone– with or without an audience.
A speech that a character gives when he or she is alone on stage. Its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is thinking. This is a type of monologue.
Feeling created by a literary work
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect
The feeling a word produces
Central idea or message
the vantage point from which a story is told
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me"
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain)
a character who remains the same throughout the story
a character who changes in the story
a main character
a secondary character
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character
a guess based on clues
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed
language characteristic of a certain geographical area
conversation between two or more characters
reference to something outside of a literary work
a story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life; they often have a strong moral or lesson
a literary reference to a familiar person, place, thing, or event
a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well
Literature in which human errors or problems appear funny – these stories end on a happy note
The set of acts or circumstances surrounding an event or a situation in a piece of literature
A sudden perception (moment of understanding) that causes a character to change or act in a certain way
Giving hints or clues of what is to come later in a story
Refers to a category or type of literature based on its style, form and content; the mystery novel is a literary one of these
The use of words to create a certain picture in the readers mind; imagery is usually based on sensory details
Using a work or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or normal meaning; there are three kinds
An exaggerated form of drama (as in television soap operas) characterized by heavy use of romance, suspense, and emotion
Writing based on the writer’s memory of a particular time, place, or incident
The feeling a text arouses in the reader
A lengthy fictional story with a plot that is revealed by the speech, action and thought of the characters
A prose work longer than the standard short story, but shorter and less complex than a full- length novel
The vantage point from which the story is told
applies to the name a writer uses in place of his or her given name
The use of praise to mock someone or something, as in “She’s a real winner.”
How the author uses words, phrases, and sentences to form his or her ideas
the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a series of words
reference to persons or events in the past or in literature
a comparison of two things that are similar in some way for the purpose of explaining or clarifying
the methods used to show the personalities of the characters in a literary work
conversations among characters
the final outcome or resolution fo the main conflict of the story
hints or clues given to suggest what will happen later in the story
a statement that is deliberately exaggerated for effect
an expression that says one thing but means something else
using figurative language and description to convey mental images that appeal to our senses
words or phrases that mean the opposite of the literal meaning
comparing two things by suggesting one thing is another
the atmosphere or feeling created by a work of literature
the series of events that happen in a literary work
comparing two things by using the words "like" or "as"
the use of symbols (word, object, or action) to represent an abstract idea
the arrangement of words in sentences
the central idea, message, or meaning of a literary work
the attitude of a writer toward the subject of a composition
the character or force against which the main character struggles in a literary work
the main character in a literary work; hero or heroine
literature that is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities
a category of literature characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
a type of short story that features folklore or fantasy type characters.
a fictional story which often tells about science and technology of the future.
is a fiction story that uses magic or other supernatural elements in the plot, theme, or setting.
an attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience, revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization.
the spoken or written account of a story
tells the who, what, when, where, and how.
popular stories that convey a moral or lesson employing animals that act like humans and live in a world of wonder and magic.
stories that teach a moral or lesson about life using animals with human characteristics
stories based on tradition or legend, which have deep symbolic meaning to convey a "truth"
a semi-true story that has been passed on from person to person, and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates.
an exaggeration of an actual event.
genre of literature in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule.
a literary genre that deliberately exaggerates for comic effect.
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time.
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
a vantage point from which the writer tells a story.
deliberately suggesting 2 or more different and sometimes conflicting meanings in a work.
comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike.
opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero of the story.
is a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse.
the struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story.
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot.
an atmosphere created by a writers' diction and the details selected.
the series of related events in a story.
a fixed idea or conception of a character or idea which does not allow for any individuality.
A stanza of four lines especially one having alternate rhymes
A style of writing or speaking determined by the choice of words by a speaker or or writer
A figure of speech to represent ideas or qualities not using the words like or as
The vocies behind the poems, the person we imagine saying the things out loud.
The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve effect.
A category of artistics composition, as in music, or literature, characterized by similarities in form of style or subject matter
A literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satrical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously.
Is a character or group of characters which stand in composition to the protagonist of the main character.
A very typical example of a certain person or thing.
An enviroment or surrounding in which an event takes place.
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same, or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter.
An imitation of the style of writing or particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
Describes the events that make up a story or the main part of the story
As a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly.
Is a figure of speech which involves an exaggeration of idea for the sake of the emphas.
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the starnds of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.
A list fo rules in a language. It dictates how words from diffferent parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought.
A use of specific phrases and words by right in a particular situation, profession, or trade.
A long narrative poem, which is usually related to heroic deed of a person of an unusual courage and unparalled bravery.
Is an object or idea that repeat itself throughout a literary work
A time which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.
The voice that author takes on a story
A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and a antagonist.
A common way of characterization which elaborate the geographic and social background of any character.
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
The term for words that mean the same thing
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character
The figurative language term for an exaggeration
A reference in a work of literature to a well known character, place, or situartion in history, politics, or science or from another wrok of literature, music, or art.
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story
Language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scenes desrcibed in the work
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer
Mode of writing that tells a story
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd)
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as"
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things
The use of images to represent internal realities
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement
Reference to something well-known
The repetition of initial consonant sounds
Anything that stands or represents Something else
A character that under goes a change in actions or beliefs during the course of a story
A figure of speech that compares without using like or as
A character that does not grow or change through out the story
A group of words who's meaning as a group cannot be understood
The central character and focus of interest that is trying to accomplish or overcome an adversity and can adapt to new problems
The struggle between two opposing forses
The character opposing the protagonist
A central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work ... lessons about life
A feeling created in the reader by literary work or passage
Repition that stresses the point
A list of clues that suggest events that haven't occurred yet
literary device which can be defined as the resolution of the issue of a complicated plot in fiction.
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting.
a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence.
literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect.
usually refers to the sequence of events and happenings that make up a story. Speaker:In writing, the speaker is the voice that speaks behind the scene
literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.
the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning or the feelings it implies
It can be defined in a literary work as a voice or an assumed role of a character, which represents the thoughts of a writer, or a specific person the writer wants to present as his mouthpiece.
:In literature, it is described as a didactic lesson given through some sort of animal story
figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end.
a lyrical stanza written in praise for a person, event, or thing. The form developed in Ancient Greece and had a very specific and elaborate structure involving three parts known as the strophe, antistrophe, and epode.
The person telling the story who may or may not be a character in the story.
literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to the whole or vice versa. It is somewhat rhetorical in nature, where the entire object is represented by way of a fraction of it or a fraction of the object is symbolized by the whole
extended metaphor in a poem
any element, subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. Using a motif refers to the repetition of a specific theme dominating the literary work
One such pause is known as “caesura,” which is a rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence
literary device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought. It is marked by a usual rhythm, rhyme scheme and incorporation of specific utterances
Because each foot consists of two syllables, the trochaic is known as a duple meter.
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism examples are found in literary works as well as in ordinary conversations.
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance
figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words “like” or “as.”
any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used.
the distinctive tone or tenor of an author’s writings. Diction is not just a writer's choice of words it can include the mood, attitude, dialect and style of writing.
an enduring pattern or motif throughout the literary work, occurring in a complex, long winding manner or it can be short and succinct and provide a certain insight into the story.
perspective of which a story is told
The perspective of the speaker it could be is first person, third person or third person omniscient.
it’s underlying message, or big idea.
style of speaking or writing, determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer.
are words and expressions used in poems and texts to convey various meanings and interpretations from the literal meaning.
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
is an object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work.
is a figure of speech in which two vastly different objects are likened together with the help of similes or metaphors.
a person who narrates something, especially a character who recounts the events of a novel or narrative poem.
the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
is a literary device that is used step-by-step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.
is a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story, or the main part of a story.
Is the voice behind the poem-the person we imagine to be saying things out loud.
is a figurative language technique where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect.
is the point of resolution that typically follows a climax and the falling action in literature or film.
is a set of rules in a language. It dictates how words from different parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought.
is the central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other story.
the point of highest tension in a narrative
is the language used by the people of a specific area, class, district, or any other group of people.
is a type of drama that presents a serious subject matter about human suffering and corresponding terrible events in a dignified manner.
is the time and place in which the story takes place.
is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience.
to use figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
is a figure of speech in which a thing – an idea or an animal – is given human attributes.
is defined as a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing.
is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.