Presentation on theme: " Alliteration- A repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group. Allusion- A reference in one literary work to a character or theme found."— Presentation transcript:
Alliteration- A repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group. Allusion- A reference in one literary work to a character or theme found in another. Ambiguity- A statement which can contain two or more meanings. Analogy- A comparison between two similar things
Antagonist- A person or force which opposes the protagonist in a literary work. Climax- The decisive moment, the climax is the point to which the rising action leads. Conflict- When the protagonist is opposed by some person or force. Connotation- The connotation of a word is its emotional content.
Denotation- The denotation of a word is its dictionary definition. Foil- A character in a play who contrasts another character by comparison. Foreshadowing- A method used to build suspense by providing hints of what is to come. Hyperbole- A figure of speech in which an overstatement or exaggeration occurs Imagery- A word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses:
Irony- A literary technique by which the opposite of what is expected occurs. Metaphor- A figure of speech wherein a comparison is made between two unlike things without the use of the words "like" or "as." Narrative- any fictional or non-fictional report of connected events. Onomatopoeia- A literary device wherein the sound of a word echoes the sound it represents.
Paradox- A situation or a statement that seems to contradict itself. Personification- A figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics. Plot- The structure of a story. Protagonist- The hero or central character of a literary work.
Setting- The time and place in which a story unfolds. Simile- A figure of speech where two unlike quantities are compared, and uses the words "like" or "as" in the comparison. Soliloquy- A moment when a character is alone and speaks his or her thoughts aloud.
Theme- An ingredient of a literary work which gives the work unity. Tone- Tone expresses the author's attitude toward his or her subject.