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Lit. Terms Review Flip through the following slides to review literary terms on the quart.
1. Exposition This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).
2. Rising Action This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs.
3. Climax This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.
4. Falling Action All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
5. Resolution The story comes to a reasonable ending.
Putting It All Together 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story
Allegory: symbolic work…The Crucible is an allegory about the Communist “witch hunts” of the 1950s. Alliteration: Repetition of initial consonant sounds. Pretty Peggy Purcell Anecdote: A short story meant to amuse or enlighten. Characterization: Direct (Tell) vs. Indirect (Show) Euphemism: Sugarcoating an unpleasant subject. (“Passed away” for died.) Foreshadowing: an author gives a hint of what’s to come Hyperbole: exaggeration for effect Metonymy: Use a part to stand in for the whole. The Pentagon for the Army….The White House for the executive branch. Inciting incident: The spark that kicks off a story. Setting: the time and place of a story Stage Directions: the playwright’s directions to the actors (Abigail, eyes wide open, stares up into the rafters.) Theme: the big idea behind a fictional work. The reason an author wrote his book. The message.
Quote Rebecca, sitting: I think she’ll wake in time. Pray calm yourselves. I have eleven children, and I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have see them all through their silly seasons and when it come on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief. I think she’ll wake when she tires of it. A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.”