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Academic Vocabulary. English. allegory. Characters in a story represent a different meaning. alliteration. Repetition of sounds to create a mood. allusion. Figure of speech which references another piece of literature, art, history. anaphora. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Academic Vocabulary

Academic VocabularyEnglishallegoryCharacters in a story represent a different meaningalliterationRepetition of sounds to create a moodallusionFigure of speech which references another piece of literature, art, historyanaphoraRepetition of word or words at beginning of sentenceantagonistCharacter who opposes or is in opposition to the main character(protagonist)asyndetonOmission of conjuctionsclimaxTurning point in the storyThings change here!conflictDisagreement between 2 or more characters/forces in a storyDirect characterizationAuthor tells us directly about a characterdramaLiterature meant to be performed by actors on a stage with dialogueDramatic ironyAudience knows something the actors do notDynamic characterCharacter who changes throughout the storyepicStory involving a long journey, supernatural hero, mythical creatures Extended metaphorAuthor uses a comparison throughout a piecefictionWriting from the authors imaginationFirst person point of viewI tell the storyFlat characterCharacter with only 1 trait; not really developed throughout workgenreType of literature e.g. short story, poem, drama, hyperboleFigure of speech which exaggerates statementsidiomGroup of words which take on a totally different meaning in contextIndirect characterizationAuthor shows us about a characterMan vs. manConflict where one man has a problem with another manMan vs. societyConflict where a man has a conflict with the accepted ways of doing thingsmetaphorComparison of unlike items not using like or asmonologueAn extended uninterrupted speech by a character in a dramamoodHow you feel while reading a storynonfictionWriting which tells about real people and events without changing factsparadoxCharacter with seemingly contradictory qualitiesparallelismSimilarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clausesparodyStyle of a work is imitated for comic relief or ridicule

E.g.-Saturday Night LivepersonificationGiving inanimate objects human qualitiesplotSequence of events in a storyPoint of viewAngle from which story is toldpolysyndetonNumerous conjunctions used in between words and phrasesprotagonistMain character of a piece of literaturepunplay on wordsResolution/denouementEnd of the story where the problems are solvedRhetorical questionQuestion which does not expect/demand an answersatireAuthor pokes fun of a group in hopes to bring about changesettingTime, place, and situation of a storysimileComparison of unlike items using like and asSituational ironyContrast between what happens and what is expected to happensoliloquyDramatic speech where one character talks to himself and reveals his thoughts sonnet14 line poem, 3 quatrains and 1 rhyming coupletStatic characterCharacter does not change throughout story syntaxThe way words are grouped togetherthemeCentral idea of a piece of writing, message of truth about life, must be one sentenceThird person limitedNarrator relates thoughts and feelings of only one character in storyThird person omniscientNarrator reveals thoughts and feelings of all characters toneAuthors opinion or feelings toward a topicVernacularCommon language of the people