Literary Terms

Report
By: Maddie O’Toole, Kelly Polacek, Lauren
Brogan, and Emily Caggiano
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Antagonist- General Zaroff. He is the antagonist because he
tries to kill Rainsford. It enhances the story because it gives
more excitement and gives a person for the protagonist to
interact with.
Analogy-Rainsford compares moist velvet to darkness(18) It
enhances the story because it gives a comparison between to
unlike things and helps you imagine.
Protagonist-Rainsford. He is the protagonist because he
pushes the story along. It enhances the story because he
gives interaction between the antagonist.
Setting-The Caribbean Sea and a remote island is where the
story takes place. It enhances the story by making the game
dangerous and eventful.
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Metaphor- it is a metaphor because it compares
two unlike things. It enhances the story because
it compares two things that aren’t alike and finds
a way that they are similar. Quote “ …On three
sides of it’s cliff dived down to where the sea
licked greedy lips in the shadows.” (20)
Simile- It is a simile because it compares two
things using like or as. It enhances the story
because it compares two unlike things. Quote “
Sea was as flat as a plate- glass window.” (18)
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Static- Harrison Bergeron. He is static because he doesn’t change
at any time throughout the story. It enhances the story because
the static character contrasts the dynamic character.
Direct Characterization- Harrison Bergeron. He is direct
characterization because he is directly told what he is and acts
like. It enhances the story because it gives you a clear view on
who the character is. Quote-” Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen,
has just escaped from jail where he was held on the suspicion of
plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an
athlete, is under handicap and should be regarded as extremely
dangerous.” (103)
Stereotype-In the story extraordinary people are stereotyped as
handicapped; it is the everyone should to be the same
stereotype. It enhances the story because it gives opinions to the
character.
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External Conflict- Thank You Ma’am. The external conflict is
between the boy and the old lady when the boy tries to steal
the ladies purse. It enhances the story because it gives
interaction between people in the story.
Situational Irony- Thanks You Ma’am. The situational irony is
between the women and boy when the lady is nice to the boy,
even after he tries to steal her purse. It enhances the story
because it gives twists in the story.
Third Person Omniscient- In the story, it is omniscient
because you know what the boy and women are both
thinking. It enhances the story because it tells the reader
what the characters are thinking and how they feel about
things.
The plot
enhances the
story because it
informs the
reader of what
happens in the
story.
A: Mrs. Luella Bates Washington
Jones and Roger are introduced.
B:Mrs.Jones is walking alone on
the street.
C:Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones’
purse.
D:Mrs.Jones brings Roger to her
house and feeds him.
E:Roger is very grateful that Mrs.
Jones had compassion towards
him.
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Dynamic- Ulrich. He is dynamic because he changes from hating
Znaeym to wanting to be friends with him. It enhances the story
because it gives unexpected twists in the story. Quote-”
Neighbor, if you will help me to bury the old quarrel, I-I will ask
you to be my friend.”(192)
Flashback-This is when Ulrich thinks back to the family feud
between his family and George Znaeym’s. This enhances the
story because it gives more background to the story.
Suspense-When George and Ulrich are stuck under the tree they
believe rescuers are coming to save them, but the rescuers are
really wolves. It enhances the story because it causes the reader
to continue reading
Theme-There are many themes from this story, but one is, don’t
wait to make amends with enemies because before you know it,
it will be too late. It enhances the story because it gives the
reader something to think about.
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Allusion- Free Masons. It is an illusion because refers to a group
that is not a part of the story. It enhances it because it gives
more depth to the story and adds more content.
Indirect Characterization- Montressor. He is characterized
indirectly because he is a heartless person because of hat he
does to Fortunato, but it is not actually told in the story outright.
It enhances the story because it lets your imagination come up
with what you think the character truly is.
Dialect- Fortunato. The dialect is Fortunato and Montressor
talking between each other. It enhances the story because it
gives interaction between multiple characters. Quote- “’He is an
ignoramus,’ interrupted my friend, as he stepped unsteadily
forward while I followed immediately at his heels.”(216) It
enhances the story because it gives interaction between the
characters.
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Tone-Edgar Allen Poe’s tone is mysterious
and creepy. It enhances the story because it
gives a feel to the story.
Unreliable Narrator-Montressor. He is an
unreliable narrator because he is not always
aware of what is happening in the story, like
after he leaves Fortunato in the catacombs. It
enhances the story because it can give twists
in the story.
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Hyperbole-When Montressor said he bore 1,000 injuries from
Fortunato. It enhances the story because it gives exaggeration to
the story.
Verbal Irony- Montressor calls Fortunato his friend and says that
he cares about his health even though he is his enemy and he
doesn’t care about his health. It enhances the story because it
gives emotion to what the characters are saying. Quote: “My
friend no; I will not impose upon your good nature. I perceived
you have an engagement. Luchesi-”(213)
Dramatic Irony-We as the audience know that Montressor is
planning revenge on Fortunato but Fortunato doesn’t. It
enhances the story because it has the reader knowing something
the characters don’t
First Person Point of View-Montressor is telling the story. It
enhances the story because it gives a different point of view to
the story.
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Round Character- The Sniper. He is a round character
because there are many details and he is a main character. It
enhances the story because it gives a character that the story
can focus on.
Flat Character- The Sniper’s brother. He is a flat character
because there is not much told about him and he is mainly a
small side character. It enhances the story because it gives
more characters for the main character to interact with.
Internal Conflict- The Sniper. The Sniper probably has
internal conflict with himself once he discovers that he shot
his brother. It enhances the story because it gives a look into
what the character is feeling.
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Climax- A Sound of Thunder. The climax of a Sound of Thunder
is when Travis is preparing to shoot Eckels. It enhances the story
because it is the most exciting part of the story and is the most
entertaining to the reader.
Foreshadowing-When the safari leader is talking about stepping
off that path and how it could affect the future it foreshadowed
Eckels going off that path. It enhances the story because it gives
hints to what might happen next Quote: “ ‘Stay on the path.
Don’t go off. For any reason! If you fall off there is a penalty.
An don’t shoot any animal we don’t okay.’ ” (586)\
Imagery-In the story the T-Rex is described with imagery. It
enhances the story because it gives description to what the story
is describing. Quote: “It towered thirty feet above half of the
trees, a great, evil god, folding it’s delicate watchmaker’s claws
close to it’s oily reptilian chest.” (587)
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Third Person Limited- Eckles is Third Person
Limited because you are told what he is
doing, but you don’t know his thoughts. It
enhances the story because it lets your
imagination come up with what the character
might be thinking.
This is the t-rex in “A
Sound Of Thunder,” that
the author used imagery
to describe.
This is the pack of wolves
that creates suspense in
the end of “Interlopers.”

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