the direct representation of the conversation between two or more characters.
A voice or character that provides the reader with information and insight about the characters and incidents in a narrative. a narrators perspective and personality can greatly affect how a story is told.
consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted
Not dependable; can't count on
Steam of consciousness
Writing that flows like a persons thoughts--> worn path
The central character in a literary work. the protagonist usually initiates the main action of the story, often in conflict with the antagonist.
The most Significant character or force that opposes the protagonist in a narrative or drama. the antagonist may be another character, society itself, a force of nature, or even in modern literature conflicting impulses with in the protagonist.
Derived from the greek dran, "to do," drama means "action" or "deed". drama is the form of literary composition designed for performance in the theater, in which actors take the roles of the character, perform the indicated action, and speak the written dialogue.
the representation of serious and important actions that lead to a disastrous end for the protagonist.
Elements of a tragedy
Contains: plot, characters, themes, metaphors, musical elements, and catharsis
expression of inner thoughts aloud when character is alone
In drama a few words or short passages spoken in an undertone or to the audience, by convention, other characters onstage are deaf to the aside.
Clues in the writing that lead the reader to predict what will happen later in the story
the basic conflict that initiates a work or establishes a scene. it usually describes both a protagonists motivation and the forces that oppose its realization.
that part of the play or narrative, including the exposition, in which events start moving towards a climax.
The events in a narrative that follow the climax and bring the story to its conclusion, or denouement.
the resolution or conclusion of a literary work as plot complications are unraveled after the climax.
the three formal qualities recommended by italian renaissance literary critics to unify a plot in order to give it a cohesive and complete integrity
an emotional release an audience feels after the downfall of a tragic character
Relies on words and expressions that have several layers of meaning
The collective set of images in a poem or other literary work.
A statement that one thins is something else, which, in a literal sense, it is not.
a comparison of two things, indicated by some connective, usually like, an, than, or a verb such as resembles.
A figure of speech in which a thing, an animal, or an abstract term is endowed with human characteristics.
the speakers attitude.
a fictitious character created by an author to be the speaker of a poem, story, or novel.
Words that are deliberately used to mean their opposite
involves a highly specific word choice in the naming of something or someone else.
Words that express general ideas or concepts
a brief reference in a test to a person, place or thing fictitious or actual.
The repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of several words in a line of poetry. ie. Marilyn Monroe
The repetition of the same vowel sound in a phrase or line of poetry
pleasant sounds in spoken words.
lines that are difficult to pronounce
the repetition of the endings of words
rhyme that occurs at the ends of lines, rather than within them.
strong, song... either a rhyme of one syllable words or in polysyllabic word a rhyme on the stress final syllables con-trive and sur-vive
a rhyme of two or more syllables with a stress on a syllable other than the last, as in tur-tile and fer-tile.
a recurrent, regular, rhythmic pattern in verse.
measuring stresses in a line
Want to see the other 41 Flashcards in English Final Review?JOIN TODAY FOR FREE!