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Literary Terms

Literary Terms

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Tags: vocabulary   ela   rl.6.4   rl.7.3   rl.7.4   rl.8.3   rl.8.4   high school   literature   7th grade   6th grade   common core   8th grade  

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antagonist
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a character who works against the protagonist
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allusion
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reference to a person, place, or thing in another work of literature
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connotation
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meaning of a word that is implied due to personal or cultural associations
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denotation
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meaning of a word that is exact; the dictionary definition
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denouement
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the final outcome, or untying, of the story's main conflict
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dialogue
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conversation between charactercs in a drama or narrative
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flashback
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presenting past events during current events in a story
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motif
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a reoccuring object, idea, or structure in a work of literature
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narrator
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the speaker or "voice" that tells a story
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protagonist
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the main character in a work of literature
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symbol
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a word or object that stands for another word or object
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theme
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a meaningful idea incorporated throughout a work of literature
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tone
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the implied attitude of the writer
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foreshadowing
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hints of future events in a work of literature
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