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  1. A short tale told by a character in a literary work
  2. When a character in a drama makes a short speech that the audience can hear but not the other characters
  3. The repetition of the fist letter in a word
  4. A person or force which opposes the protagonist in a literary work.
  5. - The repetition of vowel sounds in a literary work, especially in a poem
  6. A reference in one literary work to a character or theme found in another literary work
  7. In literary theory and aesthetics, authorial intent refers to an author's intent as it is encoded in his or her work.
  8. the traditional social ideals of the American...US, such as equality, democracy, and material prosperity.
  9. noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others.
  10. A person, or any thing presented as a person, e. g., a spirit, object, animal, or natural force, in a literary work
  11. The method a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character in a literary work..._____ization
  12. The point in a story when you hit the turning point to which the rising action follows
  13. Chronology is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time
  14. to show the similarities
  15. Sources of information outside of words that readers may use to predict the identities and meanings of unknown words
  16. in the plot a conflict occurs when some person or force opposes the protagonist
  17. conversation between characters
  18. a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group
  19. An author's choice of words. Since words have specific meanings, and since one's choice of words can affect feelings, a writer's choice of words can have great impact in a literary work
  20. In literature generally, a major work dealing with an important theme.
  21. An example of figurative language that states something that is not literally true in order to create an effect.... figure __ _____
  22. In literature, a way of saying one thing and meaning something else...... ________ Language
  23. A reference to an event which took place prior to the beginning of a story or play
  24. A character in a play who sets off the main character or other characters by comparison
  25. In drama, a method used to build suspense by providing hints of what is to come
  26. A literary type or form. Drama is a genre of literature. Within drama, genre include tragedy, comedy and other forms
  27. A figure of speech in which an overstatement or exaggeration occurs.
  28. a group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the constituent elements
  29. A person or character whose behavior is predictable or superficial
  30. A judgement based on reasoning rather than on direct or explicit statement
  31. A word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell
  32. The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.
  33. Irony takes many forms
  34. form of irony, the result of an action is the reverse of what the actor expected
  35. form of irony, the audience knows something that the characters in the drama do not
  36. A figure of speech wherein a comparison is made between two unlike quantities without the use of the words "like" or "as
  37. The atmosphere or feeling created by a literary work, partly by a description of the objects or by the style of the descriptions
  38. a distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition
  39. An unverifiable story based on a religious belief or things that don’t exist.
  40. The person that is telling the story but they did not write it they could be one of the people that in in the story.
  41. something based on facts, real events or people, such as a biography or history.
  42. A literary device wherein the sound of a word echoes the sound it represents
  43. A combination of contradictory terms
  44. express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, esp. to achieve greater clarity.
  45. A figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics. _____ification
  46. The structure of a story. The sequence in which the author arranges events in a story.
  47. A piece of literature contains a speaker who is speaking either in the first person, telling things from his or her own perspective, or in the third person, telling things from the perspective of an onlooker.______ of ______
  48. uses “I” and “we”
  49. this uses “you”
  50. Type of Third person, the narrator is able to see into the mind of a single character
  51. type of third person, they know everything; thoughts, feelings, and actions may be related to the reader.
  52. The hero or central character of a literary work.
  53. A play on words wherein a word is used to convey two meanings at the same time
  54. the basic cause, source, or origin of something
  55. a word, letter, or number placed before another
  56. In poetry, a pattern of repeated sounds
  57. Recurrences of stressed and unstressed syllables at equal intervals, similar to meter
  58. uses words in a certain way to convey meaning or to persuade, ______ devices
  59. a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered, Rhetorical______
  60. he art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, esp. the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
  61. the action of repeating something that has already been said or written.
  62. A piece of literature designed to ridicule the subject of the work.
  63. A figure of speech which takes the form of a comparison between two unlike quantities for which a basis for comparison can be found, and which uses the words "like" or "as" in the comparison
  64. In drama, a moment when a character is alone and speaks his or her thoughts aloud
  65. When and where somethign takes place
  66. A lyric poem of fourteen lines whose ryhme scheme is fixed.
  67. speaker literary is the voice in a poem or the narrator of the story
  68. in fiction results primarily from two factors: the reader's identification with and concern for the welfare of a convincing and sympathetic character, and an anticipation of violence
  69. An author's method of treating a character so that the character is immediately identified with a group
  70. Many things enter into the style of a work: the author's use of figurative language, diction, sound effects and other literary devices
  71. A device in literature where an object represents an idea
  72. provides an answer to the question What is the work about? also known as a main idea
  73. expresses the author's attitude toward his or her subject.
  74. the author's style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique, and which conveys the author's attitude, personality, and character
  75. follows the cause
  76. Show the differences