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  • Round character

    Complex, shows many different qualities, revaling faults as well as virtues

    Flat character

    One dimensional showing a single trait

    Dynamic character

    Develops changes and learns something during the course of the story

    Static character

    Stays the same throughout the story

    Symbol

    Person or thing that represents both itself and a bigger idea

    Allegory

    A story or poem in which. Every element has parallel literal and symbolic meaning

    Exposition

    The start of the story, the situation before the action starts

    Rising action

    The series of conflicts and crisis in the story that leads to the climax

    Climax

    The turning point, the must intense moment either mentally or in action

    Falling action

    All of the action which follows the climax

    Resolution

    The conclusion, the tying together of all the threads

    Conflict

    The dynamic struggle between two forces
    Internal: man vs self
    External: man vs man
    Man vs society
    Man vs nature
    Man vs technology
    Man vs supernatural

    Foreshadowing

    The use of clues to hint at events that will happen later in the story

    Suspense

    A feeling of tension that keeps reader wondering what will happen next

    Prediction

    An idea you develop about what will happen next

    Alliteration

    The use of words that begin with the same sound near one another

    Assonance

    The use of words that have similar vowel sound near one another

    Constance

    The use of words that have similar Constance sound near one another

    Literary device

    A literary or linguistic technique that produces a specific effect in writing

    Imagery

    An authors use of words of vivid and descriptive language to add to add depth to his or her word(often involving the 5 senses)

    Personification

    Attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other then a human

    Hyperbole

    Exaggeration to create emphasis or effect

    Metaphor

    A figure of speech in that describes a subject by asserting that it is on some point of comparison the same as another unrelated object

    Simile

    A figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared

    Onomatopoeia

    Words that phonetically intimate, resemble or suggest the source of the sound it describes

    Distraught

    very troubled or confused

    Insolent

    bodily disrespectful

    Insinuatingly

    suggesting indirectly

    Pandemonium

    any place or scene of wild disorder, noise, or confusion

    Derisive

    showing contempt or ridicule

    Inscrutable

    baffling; mysterious

    Imminent

    Likely to happen soon

    Infallibility

    condition of not being likely to fail

    Precariously

    insecurely

    Ravenous

    wildly hungry

    Spurn

    reject with contempt or disdain

    Precluded

    Prevented

    Retribution

    payback; punishment for a misdee

    Afflicted

    suffering or sickened

    Explicit

    Clearly stated

    Recoiling

    staggering back

    Subsided

    settled down; became less active or intense

    Obeisance

    a movement of the body expressing respect or courtesy

    Countenance

    facial expression

    Ominous

    threatening; foreshadowing evil or harm

    Tempest

    a violent storm or disturbance

    Implore

    to beg urgently

    Beguiling

    to charm, mislead, or influence by trickery or flattery

    Dirges

    A funeral song

    Undaunted

    not discouraged or intimidated

    Decorum

    dignified behavior and etiquette

    Melancholy

    A gloomy state of mind

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