Flashcards - GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature

Flashcards - GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
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atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
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fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
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protagonist
A protagonist is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama
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characterization
Characterization or characterisation is the concept of creating characters for a narrative
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plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
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climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
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idiom
An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
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simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
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metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
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hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
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hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
idiom
An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
characterization
Characterization or characterisation is the concept of creating characters for a narrative
protagonist
A protagonist is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama
fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
characters
A character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
mood
A mood is an emotional state
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song
historical fiction
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past
figure of speech
A figure of speech or rhetorical figure is figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase
dream sequences
A dream sequence is a technique used in storytelling, particularly in television and film, to set apart a brief interlude from the main story
antagonist
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist must contend
dialogue
Dialogue is a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people, and a literary and theatrical form that depicts such an exchange
archetypes
The concept of an archetype /ˈɑË?rkɪtaɪp/ appears in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis

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