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  1. 1. Literary Terms of Unit 4 By: Simona Gizdarska
  2. 2. Autobiography <ul><li>A story of a person’s life written by that person. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Point of View <ul><li>The angle from which the viewer see the objects or scene. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Omniscient <ul><li>Storytelling that is told from an all-knowing, all-seeing point of view. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Limited Third Person <ul><li>A method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented externally. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stream of Consciousness <ul><li>A narrative mode that seeks to portray an individual's point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character's thought processes, either in a loose interior monologue, or in connection to his or her actions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hyperbole <ul><li>A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humor. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dialect <ul><li>A form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Metaphors <ul><li>A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, without using the word like or as. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Local Color <ul><li>The use of language and details that are common in a certain region of the country. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conflict <ul><li>The struggle between two opposing forces. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Internal Conflict <ul><li>Occurs within the mind of a character. </li></ul>
  13. 13. External Conflict <ul><li>Occurs between a character and society,nature, another person, God, or fate. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Dramatic Irony <ul><li>Occurs when the reader or the audience is aware of something that character does not know. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Verbal Irony <ul><li>Occurs when someone says something that deliberately contradicts what a person actually means. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Situational Irony <ul><li>Occurs when something happens that contradicts our expectations. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Protagonist <ul><li>Chief character of a work, on whom the reader's interest centers. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Antagonist <ul><li>The character or force that opposes the protagonist. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Climax <ul><li>Point of highest tension or drama in which the solution is given. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Epitaph <ul><li>An inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there </li></ul>
  21. 21. Speaker <ul><li>The voice used by an author to tell a story or speak a poem. The speaker is often a created identity, and should not automatically be equated with the author’s self. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>THE END! </li></ul>

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