The Most Dangerous Game
Literary Terms
Tone
• How the author/narrator feels
Mood
• How the audience feels
Connotation
• Emotional associations, suggestions, or
implications of a word
Denotation
• Literal, dictionary definition of a word
Plot
• series of related events (exposition,
complication, climax, resolution/denouement)
Conflict
• struggle
External Conflict
• man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs. nature
Internal Conflict
• struggle in a character’s mind or heart
Chronological Order
• Told in the order that events unfolded
Flashback
• When writers interrupt the flow of events to
present an episode from the past
Foreshadowing
• Hints or clues that suggest what is to come in
a story
Simile
• comparison using like or as
Direct Characterization
• What the narrator or another character tell us
about a character
Indirect Characterization
• What we learn about a character through
their actions
Fiction
• An invented or imagined story
First person point of view
• Uses I, me, or we. The narrator is a character
Third person point of view
• Uses he, she, they. Either follows one or two
characters (limited) or is all-knowing
(omnisci...
Allusion
• A reference to a person, place, or event
outside of the story
Theme
• The main idea or the basic meaning of a work
Satire
• A kind of writing that holds up to ridicule or
contempt the weakness and wrongdoings of
individuals, groups, inst...
Protagonist
• Main character
Antagonist
• Opposes the protagonist
Quickwrite
• Quickwrite: Some of the most exciting
narratives pit villain against hero in a life-or-
death struggle. The t...
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Mdg vocab (lit terms)

  1. 1. The Most Dangerous Game Literary Terms
  2. 2. Tone • How the author/narrator feels
  3. 3. Mood • How the audience feels
  4. 4. Connotation • Emotional associations, suggestions, or implications of a word
  5. 5. Denotation • Literal, dictionary definition of a word
  6. 6. Plot • series of related events (exposition, complication, climax, resolution/denouement)
  7. 7. Conflict • struggle
  8. 8. External Conflict • man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs. nature
  9. 9. Internal Conflict • struggle in a character’s mind or heart
  10. 10. Chronological Order • Told in the order that events unfolded
  11. 11. Flashback • When writers interrupt the flow of events to present an episode from the past
  12. 12. Foreshadowing • Hints or clues that suggest what is to come in a story
  13. 13. Simile • comparison using like or as
  14. 14. Direct Characterization • What the narrator or another character tell us about a character
  15. 15. Indirect Characterization • What we learn about a character through their actions
  16. 16. Fiction • An invented or imagined story
  17. 17. First person point of view • Uses I, me, or we. The narrator is a character
  18. 18. Third person point of view • Uses he, she, they. Either follows one or two characters (limited) or is all-knowing (omniscient).
  19. 19. Allusion • A reference to a person, place, or event outside of the story
  20. 20. Theme • The main idea or the basic meaning of a work
  21. 21. Satire • A kind of writing that holds up to ridicule or contempt the weakness and wrongdoings of individuals, groups, institutions, or humanity in general.
  22. 22. Protagonist • Main character
  23. 23. Antagonist • Opposes the protagonist
  24. 24. Quickwrite • Quickwrite: Some of the most exciting narratives pit villain against hero in a life-or- death struggle. The tension in such stories often depends as much on the character of the bad guy or gal as on that of the hero. Write a few sentences describing a villain from a novel, story, or movie. Why does the character fascinate you?

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