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Make Your Own Prezi: Literary Terms

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Definition:
a character who has only one or two personality traits
Definition:
a character who is multi-dimensional; this character is complex and very much like a real person
Turning Point/Crisis
Definition:

the point at which the hero experiences a reversal of fortune
Example # 1:
Jury's decision
Climax
Example # 1:
The trial
Conflict
Battle/Argument
between two sides
external: man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs. nature
internal: man vs self
Definition:
Example # 1: Mayella vs. Herself (her conscience)
Flashback
Definition:
Interruption in order to present a conversation or event that happened previously
Example # 1: During the trial, Bob and Mayella flashback to remember and retell what happened the night of the rape.
Setting
Example # 1:
Maycomb Alabama in the 1930's
Definition:
Time and place
Foreshadowing
Definition:
using hints or clues to prepare
the reader for future events
Example #2:
Tom Robinson's left hand was crippled, so he couldn't have punched Mayella.
Example # 1:
Jury never looks at Tom Robinson
Definition:
a growing feeling of
anxiety or excitement
Example # 2:
When Jem gets caught in
the Radley fence
Example # 1:
The trial is FULL of suspense
Theme
Definition:
message about life or human nature
Example #2:
The evils of
racism/discrimination
Example # 1: The evils of prejudice
Analogy
Definition:
extended comparison of two things
with certain similarities or characteristics
Example # 2:
"Sometimes a bible in
one man's hands is worse than a whiskey
bottle in the hands of another."
Example # 1 :
Mockingbird: Tom Robinson
Metaphor
Definition:
comparison
NOT
using "like" or "as"
Example # 2: "I tried to crawl into
Jem's skin and walk around in it."
Example # 1: "Atticus took a pilgrimage to the window."
Simile
Definition:
comparison using "like" or "as"
Example:
"Jem's white shirt tail dipped and bobbed
like a small ghost dancing away to
escape the coming morning."
Irony
Definition:
contrast between what's expected
and what actually occurs
Example # 1:
Mr. Dolphus Raymond is very wealthy, and yet he chooses to live with low members of society, namely, African Americans.
Imagery
Definition:
writing that creates a picture; writing
that appeals to the senses
Example # 1: "Tom Robinson's
powerful shouldered rippled under
his thin shirt."
Exposition
Definition:
beginning information
background on setting, conflict, and characters
Example # 1 : the setting that Scout
tells the reader about at the
beginning of the novel
Rising Action
Definition:
complications arise and
the suspense builds
Example # 1 : Tom Robinson's testimony; Bob and Mayella Ewell's testimony
First Person
Definition:
The major character in the story tells the story; "I"
Example:
Scout tells the whole story.
Indirect Characterization
Definition:
A character's personality is revealed
through what he says or does or by how others react or what they say about
him/her; Readers must infer
Example: Bob and Mayella's testimonies
show things or aspects about
their character.
Dynamic Character
Definition:
a character who changes
in some important way
Example: Scout Finch
Static Character
Definition:
a character who does not change much in the course of the story
Example # 1:
Miss Stephanie Crawford
Round Character
Example # 1: Scout Finch
Flat Character
Example #2: Mr. Avery
Example # 1: Boo Radley
Stereotype/Stock Character
Definition- a character who fits a stereotype; (i.e. the nagging wife the dumb jock,ect.)
Example: Aunt Alexandra
Motive
Definition:
the reason for a character's behavior
Example # 2:
Mayella Ewell is motivated to lie because she is embarrassed of actions.
Example # 1 :
Atticus's motive to defend
Tom Robinson is to do the
right thing.
Foil
Definition:
a character who acts as a contrast to another character
Example # 1: Atticus contrasts with Bob Ewell
To Kill a Mockingbird
Literary Devices
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Definition- one who has only one or two personality traits.

Example- Boo Radley

Flat
Example # 2:
When the jury and audience found out that Tom Robinson had a crippled left arm
Stereotype
Example # 2: When the jury makes the final verdict on who's guilty and who's innocent
Example # 2:
Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson are against each other on who raped Mayella.
even w
Example # 2:
Bob, Mayella, Tom's testimonies happened in the past.
Example # 2:
The Great Depression
Atticus has many personality traits and we know a lot about him
Definition:
Highest emotional point ; moment when the outcome of the plot becomes clear.
Suspense
Example # 2:
Even though Mrs. Dubose was very mean, she left Jem a flower.
Example # 2: "A deserted, waiting, empty street"
Example 2: Everything that has happened so far is rising action because it is
all leading up to the climax.
Example # 2: Heck Tate
Example # 2: Atticus Finch
Example # 2: Horace Gilmer vs. Atticus
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