LIT. TERMS FINAL QUIZ Flashcards

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similie
similar
Utopian
ideal society
foreshadowing
hints or clues
Wrote: Debbie
James Harriot
crisis
moment of high tension
The Drive-In Movies
Gary Soto
alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sound
how the Internet orks
Kerry Cochrane
person vs. person
one person against another
Oxymoron
Jumbo Shrimp- A real live ghost
interveiw
nonfiction genre; a conversation, such as one conducted by a reporter, in which facts or statements are elicited from another; an account or reproduction of a conversation
tragic character
they bring bad ending to themselves
character
an imagined person who inhabits a story
Descriptive Essay
author describes events and feelings by including images and details showing how things look, sound, smell, taste, or feel (5 senses)
Grew up in the segregated South
Maya Angelou
resolution
the final unraveling or solution of the plot
minimalism
a literary style in which everything is pared down to the fullest extent; eliminate adverbs and adjectives
Authors purpose: To tell a charming tale about a cat and its instincts
James Harriot
autobiography
genre of nonfiction; an account of a persons life written or told by that person
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
example of round character
lather and nothing else- the barber
Understatement
The tornado made it a bit harder to drive.
example of crisis
lather and nothing else- the barber is shaving the general and deciding whether to kill him
A group of boys, made up the game of baseball, because they never learned how to play.
Baseball
round or dynamic character
has more depth, is described in more detail, and demonstrates a variety of thoughts, feelings, and perceptions; such a character often changes or grows throughout the story
first- person point of veiw
by a narrator who participates in the action
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