Fill in the blanks: The object of this exercise is to match the word with the definition provided.
Flashback is a literary device that allows writers to show their audience specific events that happened before the current action of the story.
Genre is a category system that literature falls into based on specific conventions that develop to characterize the differences.
Irony can be verbal, situational, or dramatic and has the result of the meaning, situation or action being one thing but meaning something different.
Parody is a type of literary work that satirizes another work, its author, or the ideas presented.
Satire is a type of literary device where an author ridicules specific people, groups or some aspect of society.
Setting is where a story takes place.
Sonnet is a type of poem that has a specific rhyme and meter.
Subplot is a minor story that runs inside the main story.
Symbol is a concrete or physical object that represents an abstract concept.
Tone is how the writer feels about his subject that comes through based upon the types of words chosen.
Mood is how the reader feels about the story.
Theme is an abstraction that represents the central idea of the story.
Narrator tells the story either in the first, second or third person point of view.
Climax is the most exciting part of a story where all of the main conflict comes together.
Allusion is an intentional reference to another literary work or piece of art that the reader should understand in order to make connections.
Foreshadowing is when the author hints at actions that will come in the future.
Onomatopoeia is a word that describes words that represent sounds.
Metaphor is a comparison of two different things to make them more alike.
Personification is when authors give human traits to animals or some other lifeless object.
Refrain is repetition of sounds or words to form a pattern.
Imagery is a writer’s vivid description that help readers visualize.