English Short Stories Review

mikayla's version from 2018-03-06 04:32


Question Answer
What is the protagonist The main character of the story
What is the antagonistThe person who opposes the protagonist
What is a dynamic characterA character that changes because of what happens to them
What is a static characterWhen a character does not change throughout the story
What is indirect/Implicit characterizationyou have to judge the character’s traits based on their actions, words, thoughts, and what others say about them.
What is direct/Explicit characterizationThe author tells you the adjectives (traits) for the character
What are the 9 types of conflictperson vs person, person vs self, person vs god, person vs supernatural, person vs nature, person vs environment, person vs society, person vs technology, person vs fate
What is a themethe message of the story
How to develop themeFind a topic, find examples and proofs, find a common message or problem
What is allusionWhen author references a place, event, person or literary work
What is a simileA comparison between two things using 'like' or 'as'
What is a MetaphorA comparison between two things not using 'like' or 'as'
What is a Rhetorical QuestionQuestion who's answer is already known and isn't mean to be answered
What is PersonificationGiving human qualities to inanimate objects and animals
What is AlliterationThe appearance of several words in close proximity that begin with the same letter
What is ImageryWhen the author uses words to create mental images for the reader
What is Pathetic FallacyWhen the character's emotions/mood of the story is mirrored by nature/the environment
What is a PunAn object or action that contains several meanings beyond it's literal interpretation
What is HyperboleExtreme exaggeration to stress a point o help emphasize an emotion
What is OxymoronCombining two contradictory words for a dramatic effect or to make readers think
What is a ForeshadowingProviding hints about what is going to happen later on in the story
What is a OnomatopoeiaWords sound like the words they represent
What is a Dramatic IronyWhen the audience know more than the character/s
What is Situational ironyThe result is surprising
What is Verbal IronyWhen someone says one thing but means the opposite
What is SymbolismThe use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
What are the elements on a plot graphintroduction/exposition, inciting force, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement/resolution
what is first person povwhen the author uses I/ the author is telling the story/the narrator is a character in the story
What is second-person povwhen the author uses you/The narrator is directing their speech to you
what is third person objective povThe narrator is not a character in the story. They see all of the action, but they don’t know anyone’s thoughts.
What is third person limited povnarrator describes the internal thoughts, feelings, and motivations of one character, usually the main character
what is third person omniscient povthe narrator is not a character in the story. They are a god like character looking down and seeing everyone’s thoughts and actions.
What is a round character a character that is described in lots of detail. You can think of many adj.
What is a flat characternot described in much detail
What is third person limited omniscientgod like character looking down but they only know the thoughts of one character
What is Allegorya story in which the characters and their actions represent general truths about human conduct. The characters in an allegory often represent abstract concepts, such as faith, innocence, or evil.
What is moodthe emotional atmosphere experienced by the reader of a literary work
What is tonethe emotional attitude expressed toward his readers and his subject
What is assonancethe repetition of similar stressed vowel sounds within words in nearby sentences or words
What is a paradoxa self-contradictory statement that may state a truth.
What is an idioma group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the constituent words
What is Juxtapositionside by side placement of sentences or ideas to bring about a desired effect.
What is a refrainphrase, line, or group of lines repeated at intervals throughout a poem
What is repetitionThe use of any element, such as a sound, word, clause, phrase or sentence more than once