Literary Terms - 7th Grade

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Definitions of common literary terms


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  • 1. 
    1.       The point of view in which a  character in the work that tells the story while experiencing it:
    • A. 

      Static character

    • B. 

      fourth person

    • C. 

      First person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

    • E. 

      Biographical

  • 2. 
     The personality of a character and the method by which an author reveals that personality.
    • A. 

      Outgoing

    • B. 

      Moody

    • C. 

      Dynamic

    • D. 

      Static

    • E. 

      Characterization

  • 3. 
    A difference between the way things seem to be (expectation) and the way they actually are (reality)
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Sarcasm

    • C. 

      Realism

    • D. 

      Fantasy

  • 4. 
     The point of the reader's highest interest or emotional involvement
    • A. 

      Suspense

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Conflict

    • E. 

      Emo point

  • 5. 
    One who does not change much in the course of a story
    • A. 

      Flat character

    • B. 

      Round character

    • C. 

      Static character

    • D. 

      Dynamic character

  • 6. 
     A reference to a statement, person, place, or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, or science
    • A. 

      Illusion

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Referent

    • D. 

      Flashback

  • 7. 
     A struggle between a character and outside force--nature, fate, or another person.  
    • A. 

      External conflict

    • B. 

      Internal conflict

    • C. 

      Omniscient conflict

    • D. 

      Dynamic conflict

  • 8. 
    The use of clues by a writer to prepare the reader for future developments in the story.
    • A. 

      Suspense

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Flashback

    • D. 

      Clue usage

  • 9. 
    A struggle that takes place within a character's mind
    • A. 

      Headache

    • B. 

      Intercranial conflict

    • C. 

      Internal conflict

    • D. 

      Brain conflict

  • 10. 
    A scene that breaks the normal time order to show a scene that happened earlier
    • A. 

      Flashback

    • B. 

      Flashforward

    • C. 

      Foreshadow

    • D. 

      Pre-normal time

  • 11. 
    One who changes as a result of the story’s events
    • A. 

      Flat character

    • B. 

      Round character

    • C. 

      Static character

    • D. 

      Dynamic character

  • 12. 
    The uncertainty or anxiety about what will happen next in a story
    • A. 

      Hesitation

    • B. 

      Worry

    • C. 

      Suspense

    • D. 

      Page-turner

  • 13. 
     The sequence of events in a story
    • A. 

      Timeline

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Exposition

    • D. 

      Storyboard

  • 14. 
      All knowing point of view
    • A. 

      Intelligent narrator

    • B. 

      Limited point of view

    • C. 

      Omniscient point of view

    • D. 

      Third person point of view

  • 15. 
    The time and place in which a story occurs
    • A. 

      Here and now

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Environment

    • D. 

      Setting

  • 16. 
    The central idea in a literary work, usually expressed as a generalization about life
    • A. 

      Moral

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Storyline

    • D. 

      Plot

  • 17. 
    A person, place, thing or event that has its own meaning and  stands for something beyond itself as well 
    • A. 

      Stand-in

    • B. 

      Substitution

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      Personification

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