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Literary Terms By: Kaitlyn Mikkelson
Anticlimax The turning point in a story, and often a letdown because the story well not end the way we expected. Romeo & Juliet, By William Shakespeare Page 869. Romeo and Juliet is an anticlimax, Because we didn’t know that both Romeo and Juliet were going to die.
Comic Relief A technique that is used to interrupt a serious part of a literary work by introducing a humorous character or situation. Understanding Comics, By Scott McCloud Page 698. In the story Understanding Comics, it tells us about comic relief and how comics are funny and the pictures interesting.
Dramatic Monologue Is a poem or speech in which a fictional character addresses the listener. Understanding Comics, By Scott McCloud Page 698. Understanding Comics is a dramatic monologue Because Scott McCloud is fictional character and he is informing us about comics.
Foreshadowing Is the use in literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur. Earhart Redux, By Alex Chadwick, Page 710. Amelia Earheart Failed her journey around the world so there is foreshadowing that someone else might finish what she started.
Meter A poem that’s rhythmical pattern, the pattern is determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats in each line. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, By William Wordsworth Page 896. This story is a meter because it’s a poem and it has stress and beats when you read it.
Monologue Is a speech by one character in a play, story, or poem. Romeo and Juliet, By William Shakespeare Page 770. There is a monologue between the prince of Verona and the Capulets/ Montagues, which the prince commands them to cease the feuding.
Paradox A statement that seems contradictory but that actually may be true, the paradox is surprising it catches the readers attention. The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell Page 18. This story has a paradox because this person was shooting some animals and wasn’t paying attention and shot some people and this is heart pounding.
Science Fiction A writing that tells about imaginary events involving science or technology, many science fiction stories are set in the future. If I forgot thee, oh earth…, By Arthur C. Clarke’s Page 486. If I Forgot Thee, Oh Earth is science fiction because this story is set in the future on the moon after a nuclear disaster on earth.
Theme A central message or insight into life revealed through literary work, the theme may be stated directly or implied. Single Room, Earth View, By Sally Ride Page 636. The theme of “Single Room, Earth View” is space traveling and her views of space from the space ship.