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Literary Elements. The Crucible. Dialogue. Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie. Stage Directions. An instruction in the text of a play, esp. one indicating the movement, position, or tone of an actor, or the sound effects and lighting.

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Literary elements

Literary Elements

The Crucible


Dialogue

Dialogue

  • Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie


Stage directions

Stage Directions

  • An instruction in the text of a play, esp. one indicating the movement, position, or tone of an actor, or the sound effects and lighting


Dramatic exposition

Dramatic Exposition

  • Essential background information conferred through dialogue prior to rise of action in a play or film


Foreshadowing

foreshadowing

  • A warning or indication of (a future event)


Setting

setting

  • The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place


Allusion

allusion

  • An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference


Monologue

monologue

  • A long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program


Soliloquy

soliloquy

  • An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, esp. by a character in a play


Aside

aside

  • A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play


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plot

  • The main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence


Dramatic irony

Dramatic irony

  • Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play


Verbal irony

Verbal irony

  • Ironyin which a personsays or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is theoppositeoftheliteralmeaning


Logical fallacy

Logical fallacy

  • A fallacy in logical argumentation


Rising action

Rising action

  • The events of a dramatic or narrative plot preceding the climax


Climax

climax

  • The most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex


Falling action

Falling action

  • The events of a drama after the climax (or crisis) but before the denouement (or resolution)


Resolution

resolution

  • The action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter


Character

character

  • A person in a novel, play, or movie


Characterization

characterization

  • Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches

Indirect-

theprocessby which thepersonality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance,etc.

Direct-

theprocessby which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, orepithets.

Flat-

aneasilyrecognizedcharactertypeinfictionwhomaynot be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out somenarrativepurposeoftheauthor.

Round-

acharacter in fiction whosepersonality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineatedbytheauthor.

Dynamic-

A character who undergoes change in the story

Static-

A character who goes through little or no chance in the story


Literary elements

foil

  • Where the author creates a character whose primary purpose is to create a contrast to another character by laying emphasis or drawing attention to the latter’s traits and characteristics through the former’s obviously contradictory ones


Conflict

conflict

  • A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one

Internal-

A struggle/ conflict within the mind of a character

External-

A struggle between a character and an outside force like nature or another character


Theme

theme

  • The main subject that is being discussed or described in a piece of writing


Extended metaphor

Extended metaphor

  • A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem


Protagonist

protagonist

  • The leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text


Antagonist

Antagonist

  • Aperson who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary


Comedy

comedy

  • Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh


Tragedy

tragedy

  • An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe


Literary elements

mood

  • Dominant impression or emotional atmosphere evoked by the text


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tone

  • An attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience

EX: Pokes fun at the fact that they think they are doing the right thing


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