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Literary Terms. By: Kaitlyn Mikkelson. Anticlimax. The turning point in a story, and often a letdown because the story well not end the way we expected. Romeo & Juliet, By William Shakespeare Page 869.

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literary terms

Literary Terms

By: Kaitlyn Mikkelson

anticlimax
Anticlimax
  • The turning point in a story, and often a letdown because the story well not end the way we expected.
  • Romeo & Juliet, By William Shakespeare Page 869.
  • Romeo and Juliet is an anticlimax, Because we didn’t know that both Romeo and Juliet were going to die.
comic relief
Comic Relief
  • A technique that is used to interrupt a serious part of a literary work by introducing a humorous character or situation.
  • Understanding Comics, By Scott McCloud Page 698.
  • In the story Understanding Comics, it tells us about comic relief and how comics are funny and the pictures interesting.
dramatic monologue
Dramatic Monologue
  • Is a poem or speech in which a fictional character addresses the listener.
  • Understanding Comics, By Scott McCloud Page 698.
  • Understanding Comics is a dramatic monologue Because Scott McCloud is fictional character and he is informing us about comics.
foreshadowing
Foreshadowing
  • Is the use in literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur.
  • Earhart Redux, By Alex Chadwick, Page 710.
  • Amelia Earheart Failed her journey around the world so there is foreshadowing that someone else might finish what she started.
meter
Meter
  • A poem that’s rhythmical pattern, the pattern is determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats in each line.
  • “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, By William Wordsworth Page 896.
  • This story is a meter because it’s a poem and it has stress and beats when you read it.
monologue
Monologue
  • Is a speech by one character in a play, story, or poem.
  • Romeo and Juliet, By William Shakespeare Page 770.
  • There is a monologue between the prince of Verona and the Capulets/ Montagues, which the prince commands them to cease the feuding.
paradox
Paradox
  • A statement that seems contradictory but that actually may be true, the paradox is surprising it catches the readers attention.
  • The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell Page 18.
  • This story has a paradox because this person was shooting some animals and wasn’t paying attention and shot some people and this is heart pounding.
science fiction
Science Fiction
  • A writing that tells about imaginary events involving science or technology, many science fiction stories are set in the future.
  • If I forgot thee, oh earth…, By Arthur C. Clarke’s Page 486.
  • If I Forgot Thee, Oh Earth is science fiction because this story is set in the future on the moon after a nuclear disaster on earth.
theme
Theme
  • A central message or insight into life revealed through literary work, the theme may be stated directly or implied.
  • Single Room, Earth View, By Sally Ride Page 636.
  • The theme of “Single Room, Earth View” is space traveling and her views of space from the space ship.