Mr Liles Week 1 Vocab

Allusion

a reference to a well-known person, place, event, or literary work to make the writing stronger

Hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

Onomatopoeia

Boom! Pow! Whoosh! Wham! All of these words are onomatopoeia, or words that sound like what they describe

Metaphor

one thing is spoken of as if it were something else

Simile

making comparisons between two subjects using like or as

Irony

contrast between what is stated and what is meant

Personification

a non-human subject is given human traits

Antagonist

the bad main character

Protagonist

the good main character

Plot

a literary device that writers use to structure what happens in a story

Setting

time and place in a story

Characterization

personality trait of characters

Theme

central message of a work

Style

the writers way of writing

Point of View

perspective from which the story is told (1st, 2nd, 3rd person)

Symbolism

uses something to represent something else

Foreshadowing

giving clues to suggest events that have yet to occur

Mood and Atmosphere

feeling created (in the reader) by a work

Flashback

a section in a literary work that interrupts the chronological order of events to relate an event from an earlier time. (goes back in time)

Round (Dynamic) Character

the character that changes (Scrooge)

Flat (Static) Character

the character that does not change

Alliteration

repetition of first sound (Peter Piper picked) - repeated at least two times

Rhyme Scheme

the regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

Imagery

descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures for the reader

Inference

a guess of what can be