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 Plot: the main events of a play, novel,
movie, or similar work, devised and
presented by the writer as an interrelated
 Literary Example: The prisoner plans to
get out of jail.
 Visual:

 Setting: the place or type of surroundings
where something is positioned or where
an event takes place.
 Literary Example: Shaun and Luis were
talking at third place.

 Visual:

Point of View
 Point of view: a perspective on an issue.
 Literary Example: Tom thought it was
wrong to allow abortion but Obama
thought it was ok.
 Visual:

 Characterization: the description and
distinctive nature of.
 Literary Example: The grumpy man in the
movie was wearing a black suit with red
 Visual:

a person’s thoughts. etc.  Literary Example: This is a story about romance. Theme  Theme: the subject of a piece of writing.  Visual: .

 Literary Example: sweet smell of success. a dime a dozen. bigger and better. jump for joy  Visual: . Alliteration  Alliteration: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

 Visual: . Allusion  Allusion: an indirect or passing reference.  Literary Example: Stephen Vincent Benet's story "By the Waters of Babylon" contains a direct reference to Psalm 137 in the Bible.

 Literary Example: He was a mad as a bull. Analogy  Analogy: a comparison between two things.  Visual: .

 Literary Example: The man always stirred up trouble. Antagonist  Antagonist: a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something.  Visual: .

 Literary Example: Tom pushed the articles aside on his desk.  Visual: . Aside  Aside: to one side.

soft. what light through yonder win-dow breaks?  Visual: . Blank Verse  Blank Verse: verse without rhyme.  Literary Example: But.

Climax  Climax: the most intense. exciting. shooting back at the intruder.  Visual: .  Literary Example: Then the man jumped off the building.

 Literary Example: The mockery of the fool in King Leer.  Visual: . Comic Relief  Comic Relief: comic episodes in a dramatic or literary work that offset more serious sections.

 Literary Example: Luis punched Alex in the stomach. Conflict  Conflict: a serious disagreement or argument.  Visual: .

Whenever he gets hungry and give him a big hug.  Literary Example: I have slug that ate a bug. Couplet  Couplet: two lines of verse.  Visual: .

Luis . Conflict  Angie. Shaun.

Diction  Diction: the choice and use of words.  Visual: .’ – Theodore R.  Literary Example: "One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called 'weasel words.

 Literary Example: In which Othello blames Desdemona for cuckolding him but the audience knows that he is being deceived by Iago. Dramatic Irony  Dramatic Irony: the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.  Visual: .

I’m not! Well then Swear to me it’s true.  Literary Example: Peer. you’re lying! No.  Visual Example: . Swear? Why should I? See you dare not! Every word of it’s a lie. Dramatic Structure  Dramatic Structure: the structure of the dramatic work.

 Visual: .  Literary Example: Zeus-loved Achilles. The wrath of far- smiting Apollo. Epithet  Epithet: an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of a person or thing mentioned. you bid me explain.

An example: the boy ran as fast as a cheetah. Figurative Language  Figurative Language: whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else. Personification.  Visual: . Simile.  Literary Example: Metaphor. Symbol.

 Visual Example . Foreshadowing  Foreshadowing: be a warning or future indication.  Literary Example: And he saw a man with a knife cross the street.

 Literary Example: He foiled my plans. Foil  Foil: prevent from succeeding.  Visual: .

Imagery  Imagery: visually descriptive or figurative language.  Literary Example: The hot July sun beat relentlessly down. the fields. the pond. casting an orange glare over the farm buildings.  Visual .

 Visual: . Irony  Irony: the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.  Literary Example: It was ironic that the fire station burned down.

 Literary Example: The boat was 15 meters long.  Visual Example: . Meter  Meter: the fundamental unit of length in the metric system.

Thou art sunshine. Metaphor  Metaphor: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object.  Visual Example: .  Literary Example: He is a pig.

the handle toward my hand? Come. let me clutch thee!I have….  Literary Example: “Is this a dagger which I see before me.”  Visual Example: . Monologue  Monologue: a long speech by one actor in a play or movie.

wise fool. Oxymoron  Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. eloquent silence. sad joy.  Literary Example: hot ice. cold fire.  Visual Example: .

 Visual Example: . Personification  Personification: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human.  Literary Example: a smiling moon. a jovial sun.

 Visual Example: . Protagonist  Protagonist: the leading character or one of the major characteristics in a drama.  Literary Example: Our military general annihilated the incoming intruders.

Pun  Pun: a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word.  Literary Example: A bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired.  Visual Example .

Sugar is sweet. . and so are you. Violets are blue. Rhyme Scheme  Rhyme Scheme: an ordered pattern or rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.  Literary Example: Roses are red.

 Literary Example: He eats like a pig. Simile  Simile: a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. Vines like golden prisons  Visual: .

Situational Irony  Situational Irony: the disparity of intention and result: the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect  Literary Example: The witches predict one thing. which happens to come true but Macbeth often misinterprets their words  Visual Example: .

but in a fiction. what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not monstrous that this player here.. in a dream.”  Visual Example: . Soliloquy  Soliloquy: an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers.  Literary Example: “Now I am alone. O.

Sonnet  Sonnet: a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme scenes.”  Visual .  Literary Example: “Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day? Thou….

Symbol  Symbol: a thing that represents or stands for something else.  Literary Example: Symbol: the bird of night (owl is a symbol of death)  Visual: .

destruction and distress.  Literary Example: Symbol: the bird of night (owl is a symbol of death)  Visual: . Tragedy  Tragedy: an event causing great suffering.

 Visual: . Verbal Irony  Verbal Irony: irony produced intentionally by speakers. and Brutus is an honorable man".  Literary Example: "Yet Brutus says he was ambitious. Mark Antony really means that Brutus is dishonorable.