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Glossary For Literary terms

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Gursimran Singh

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of Glossary For Literary terms

GLOSSARY Character A person who is responsible for the thoughts and actions within a story, poem, or other literature. BIG AND BAD Stupid A Bit
Smarter Smartest CLIMAX The highest or most intense point in the text usually leads to the solution of the conflict. Conflict A conflict is the problem/plot of the story. Usually the conflict is started by the antagonist. It can be internal or external. Explicit Fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied. a large-scale public exhibition or show, as of art or manufactured products Exposition The part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved. Falling Action Implied, rather than expressly stated Implicit to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence Infer Inciting Force Something or someone who kick starts the conflict the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text about MAIN IDEA Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. Plot The position of the narrator in relation to the story, as indicated by the narrator's outlook from which the events are depicted and by the attitude toward the characters. POV The leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work. Protagonist the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. Resolution/Denouement A related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest. Rising Action The surroundings or environment of anything Setting A comprehensive and usually brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of previously stated facts or statements. Summary Tell more about the main idea Supporting
Details The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities Symbolism A common thread or repeated idea that is incorporated throughout a literary work Theme/Moral A proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections Thesis Antagonist the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or other literary work
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