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Literary Elements (25)_1

Literary Elements (25)_1 - Term Definition alliteration...

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Unformatted text preview: Term: Definition: alliteration turn of expression Term: Definition: antagonist person causing problem Term: Definition: characterization entertaining, performing Term: Definition: direct characterization the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, or epithets. Term: Definition: indirect characterization the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance, etc. Term: Definition: conflict to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash Term: Definition: external conflict struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot: Term: Definition: internal conflict psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot's suspense Term: Definition: connotation the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: Term: Definition: denotation the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; Term: Definition: idiom an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements Term: Definition: imagery the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively: Term: Definition: irony the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: Term: Definition: dramatic irony irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play. Term: Definition: situational irony irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected. Term: Definition: verbal irony irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning. Term: Definition: metaphor figure of speech, implied comparison Term: Definition: mood state of mind Term: Definition: onomatopoeia repeat, copy Term: Definition: oxymoron turn of expression Term: Definition: personification human characteristics Term: Definition: plot plan, scheme Term: Definition: protagonist person who takes the lead; central figure of narrative Term: Definition: pun play on words Term: Definition: setting scene, background Term: Definition: simile comparison Term: Definition: suspense anticipation Term: Definition: theme idea, subject matter Term: Definition: tone pitch, volume ...
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