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Transcript of ELAR Vocab
-Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons Definition: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction Example: "Deafening Silence." Example: "Bang." Plot Definition: The plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. Example: The plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, is he has to defeat Voldemort and keep Hogwarts from falling. Resolution Define: the act determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. the act of resolving. Example: Losing weight is a New's Years Resolution. Character Definition: People, animals, things or natural forces that are presented as a person appearing in a short story, novel, or play. Example: Carter Kane is a character in the book series The Kane Chronicles. Setting Definition: The time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs or develops. Example: The setting in Percy Jackson books for the majority of the book is Long Island. Climax Definition: The point of highest dramatic tension or a major turning point in the action. Example: "All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified and made practically assailable in Moby Dick." - An extract from 'Moby Dick' Conflict Definition: The opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction. Example: There was inevitable conflict over what to name the group. Personification Definition: Attribution of personal qualities; especially : representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form. Example: A personification of justice is a woman with her eyes covered. Hyperbole Definition: Extravagant exaggeration. Example: Mile high ice cream cones. Imagery Definition: Figurative language. Example: The book was full of adventurous imagery. Symbolism Definition: the art or practice of using symbols especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning. Example: The story was filled with religious symbolism. Foreshadow Definition: To represent, indicate, or typify beforehand. Example: Her early interest in airplanes foreshadowed her later career as a pilot. Flashback Definition: Interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) by interjection of events of earlier occurrence; also : an instance of flashback. Example: The character's childhood was described in a series of flashbacks. Irony Definition: The use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning. Example: “What a beautiful view,” he said, his voice dripping with irony, as he looked out the window at the alley. The