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Talking about Literature

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Talking about literature

'David Copperfield' is a  by Charles Dickens.
A  is a relatively short fictional prose text.
The  is the person or voice who tells the story in a novel or short story.
The hero or heroine of a novel, short story or play is also called the . He or she is the main  of the story.
The  is the time, place and social situation that characterize a work of literature. 'Robinson Crusoe', for example, is  in the 18th century on an island off the American coast.
The  is the arrangement of the action in a short story, novel or play.
The  of a novel, short story or play is the central idea or "message" it contains.
Drama is the art of writing and performing a play. The author of a play is called a . A play may consist of several  which can be subdivided into scenes. The roles or parts are played by actresses and actors, who make up the cast. The  stages the play and helps the actors put the stage directions (how to move, what expression to wear) into practice. The people who watch the play are called the .
A  is a fairly short piece of writing, normally with a complex structure, divided into single lines. Often it expresses the speaker's experience. Poems may be divided into groups of lines called , and they may feature rhyme and rhythm.
Images (figures of speech) express a thought indirectly, i.e. figuratively, not , an object or thought is represented by an image (simile, metaphor, personification).