Essential Literary Terms
HAVERLING HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPARTMENT'S OFFICIAL LIST
As it says, this list is official. Except for the first five terms, which belong in a group, it is alphabetized.
There is a link to a printable version of this list at the bottom of the page.
Exposition- The essential background information at the beginning of a literary work
Rising action- the development of conflict and complications in a literary work
Climax- the turning point in a literary work
Falling action- results or effects of the climax of a literary work
Resolution/denouement- end of a literary work when loose ends are tied up and questions are answered
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Theme differs from the subject of a literary work in that it involves a statement or opinion about the...