Literary Terms

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  • Created on: 18-05-18 15:46
adjective
a word that describes a nouns, making it more precise
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adverb
a word that describes a verb, showing how the action happened
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central protagonist
the main character who undertakes a quest or a challenge
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compound sentence
a sentence made up of one or more equal clauses joined by a connective
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connective
a word or phrase that joins clauses, sentences or paragraphs
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emotive
aiming to provoke an emotional response in the audience
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epiphany
the moment of insight or understanding that changes how a character sees the world
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foil
something or someone with opposite characteristics to the subject, used to balance them out and even to draw attention to their failings
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foreshadow
a warning or indication of a future event
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imagery
a picture in words; similes, metaphors and personifications
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juxtaposition
putting 2 contracting ideas or description together to create effect
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pathetic fallacy
the projection of human emotions onto surroundings and nature.
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personification
an inanimate object or abstract concept is given human attributes or feelings
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reversal
the development or change in a character is stopped or even goes backwards
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semantic field
a group of words or language linked by a theme
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tone
how the narrator or a character speaks; can also be set through description
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verb
word used to describe an action
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vignette
a short illustration in words, almost creating a portrait of a character or event
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a word that describes a verb, showing how the action happened

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adverb

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the main character who undertakes a quest or a challenge

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a sentence made up of one or more equal clauses joined by a connective

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a word or phrase that joins clauses, sentences or paragraphs

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