vocab 2

Term Definition
foil prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
tragic flaw the flaw in a character that leads to his/her downfall
pathos a quality that evokes pity or sadness.
subplot a subordinate plot in a play, novel, or similar work.
romanticism literature emphasizing emotions and imagination
static character a character who remains the same throughout a work
imagery visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
foreshadowing be a warning or indication of (a future event).
motif a decorative design or pattern
climax the most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex.
dramatic irony the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
dynamic character a character who changes in a work
rising action in a plot is a series of relevant incidents that create suspense, interest and tension in a narrative.
falling action is defined as the parts of a story after the climax and before the very end
hubris excessive pride or self-confidence

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