Literature: Fiction and Person -static Character Essay examples

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literary definitions: sound devices: -onomatoepia: the formation of a word by the imitation of a sound -meter: the rhythmic element in music and poetry -rhyme: agreement in the end sounds of lines or words -internal rhyme: rhyme created by two or more words in the same line of verse -external rhyme: is rhyme that occurs in the last words of each line in a poem; because it is at the end of each line, it is also known as end rhyme. -alliteration: repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more words -syntax: the arrangement of words into sentences and phrases -consonance: accord or agreement -assonance: similarity of sound in words or syllables is the repetition of vowel sounds in a phrase or line. literary devices: -diction: style of speaking or writing -imagery: mental images collectively -allusion: a passing or casual reference to a person, place, or literary work -allegory: story in which characters and actions are symbols for ideas -denotation: explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression -connotation: associated meanings of a word in addition to its explicit or dictionary definition Connotation is the feeling or association that a word or phrase evokes in addition to its literal meaning. These implied, or unstated meanings of a word can work with or against your intentions. -foreshadowing: to show or indicate beforehand -oxymoron: figure of speech that uses seeming contradictions figurative language: -idiom: expression peculiar to a language -irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning -situational irony: irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected. -verbal irony: a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning. -dramatic irony: is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play. -simile: phrase comparing two things using 'like' or 'as' -metaphor: word or phrase applied to an object or concept in order to suggest comparison -hyperbole: obvious exaggeration -understatement: the act or an instance of understating, or representing in a weak or restrained way that is not borne out by the facts -personification: attributing a human character or quality to an animal, idea, or thing -symbolism: the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense -satire: the use of irony or ridicule in exposing vice, folly, etc plot line: -exposition: writing or speech primarily intended to convey information or to explain -inciting incident: it’s an event that catalyzes your hero to “go into motion” and take action. -conflict: to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash -resolution: The resolution of a story most often happens at the end of the book; it's the event resolves the conflict occurring in the story and provides a conclusion. -rising action: a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest -falling action: the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved -major character: are vital to the development and resolution of the conflict. In other words, the plot and resolution of conflict revolves around these characters -minor character: serve to complement the major characters and help move the plot events forward -flat character: the opposite of a round character;