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Characterization

Characterization is the idea of making characters for a narrative. It is a literary element and may be used in dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters can be shown by description. They can also be shown through their speech, th ...

                                               

Legion of Net. Heroes

The Legion of Net. Heroes also called LNH is a shared universe setting in which many writers use the same characters, ideas, and places in their stories, often working together. It is also the name of the most important group in the setting.

                                               

Orsinian Tales

Orsinian Tales is a collection of eleven short stories by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Most of them happen in Le Guins imaginary country called Orsinia. Most of the stories do not share events or characters. All the stories are emotional pe ...

                                               

Retroactive continuity

Retroactive continuity, or retcon, is when some detail in a fictional story, such as a movie, TV, or book series, is added, changed, or ignored in a later part of the series. It can happen for several different reasons, like fixing a plot hole or ...

                                               

Subtext

Subtext is what is not said, but implied or suggested. It is something understood by the reader, watcher, or listener. of the work. Subtext suggests controversial subjects without being too obvious. This is especially true in comedy, but it is al ...

                                               

Superhuman

Superhuman means something that is beyond what people are naturally able to do. It is a word most used in fiction such as superhero comic books, but also sometimes in science fiction and fantasy movies and books. Any character in books or movies ...

                                               

Genre

A genre is a style or type of music, literature, movies, or other media. Some genres styles are used in more than one form of art or communication. For example, the genres fantasy and science fiction are used in literature, movies, and television.

                                               

Allegory

An allegory is a term for a figure of speech. It is a story or picture with a hidden meaning. The characters in allegories are symbols which represent particular ideas. The story has a figurative meaning, not just a literal one. Allegory is an ex ...

                                               

Biography

A biography is the story of a persons life. The word comes from the Greek words bios and graphein. When the biography is written by the person it is about, it is called an autobiography. A written biography is a part of literature. Biographies ca ...

                                               

Caper story

The caper story is a special sort of crime story. In the typical caper story, one or more crimes happen in full view of the reader. The actions of the police or detectives may also be told, but are not that important for the story. The typical el ...

                                               

Epistle

An epistle is a writing sent to a person or group of people. It is usually written as a formal letter. It was common in ancient Egypt, being taught to scribes. The letters in the New Testament from Apostles to Christians are usually referred to a ...

                                               

Free writing

Free writing or stream-of-consciousness writing is a genre of writing. In free writing, a person writes continuously for a certain period of time. The writer does not need to pay attention to spelling or grammar and writes whatever comes to mind. ...

                                               

Social realism

Social realism is a style of art, fiction, movies and plays. It describes the daily life of workers and poor people. Social realist artists try to show people and their lives in a realistic way. This means that they often show things which are no ...

                                               

Young-adult fiction

Young-adult fiction is fiction written primarily for adolescents around the ages of 13 to 19. However, many young adults in their 20s and 30s also read young adult fiction.

                                               

The Book of One Thousand and One Nights

The Book of One Thousand and One Nights is an old cycle of stories that mostly come from Arabia and Persia, and a few also from India, Central Asia and China. All these stories were later collected together. There are different layers of the stor ...

                                               

Sinbad the Sailor

Sinbad the Sailor is a fictional character in the One Thousand and One Nights. He is a sailor. His stories take place in the days of Haroun al-Rashid. It is possible that Sinbad is of Persian origin. He has many adventures. He meets monsters such ...

                                               

Don Quixote

Don Quixote is a novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The book, published in two parts is considered to be the first modern novel. It was first written in Spanish, and soon afterwards was translated to English by Thomas Shelton. It is considered by many ...

                                               

La Galatea

Galatea is a novel of Miguel de Cervantes published in 1585 in Alcala de Henares with the title of First part of Galatea, divided in six books. Ascanio Colonna Is the dedicatario of Galatea, the one who in the decade of 1580 found completing his ...

                                               

List of literary terms

A group of people that experience a work of art or literature.

                                               

Aphorism

An aphorism is a memorable saying. It often contains a surprising truth. Most aphorisms are quite short, but not all: To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. Hippocrates. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Lord Ac ...

                                               

Narrator

A narrator is a person who tells a story to an audience. Narrators occur in face-to-face story-telling, and in literary works, movies, and plays. They can be fictional, or they can be real people. When the narrator is also a character within the ...

                                               

Proprioceptive writing

Proprioceptive writing is a method for exploring the psyche through writing developed since 1976 by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon. It is practiced to music in 25-minute sessions, alone or in groups, under conditions that are designed to ...

                                               

1.112 and Counting

1.112 and Counting is an essay that was written by novelist and playwright Larry Kramer in 1983. It was published in the New York Native. The newspaper is a gay daily newspaper for the LGBT community. It was believed to be one of the first major ...

                                               

42 (answer)

42 is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books. It was computed by Deep Thought, the second greatest computer ever. The descendants of Deep Thoughts creators are upse ...

                                               

The Age

The Age is a newspaper made in Melbourne, Australia. It is owned by an Australian company called Fairfax, and its first edition was on 17 October 1854. The newspaper was first made by John and Henry Cooke. They also had a merchant business called ...

                                               

Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey is a novel written by the English author Anne Bronte and first published in 1847. The novel is about a governess of that name and is said to be based on Anne Brontes own experiences. It was her first novel. Story has happy end. Finally ...

                                               

Agos

Agos established 5 April, 1996 is an Armenian weekly newspaper published in Turkey. It is published in Istanbul and has a circulation of around 5.000. It has both Armenian and Turkish pages as well as an on-line English edition. Hrant Dink was it ...

                                               

Air (visual novel)

Air is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Key released on September 8, 2000 playable on Windows PCs. Key later released versions of Air without the erotic content, and the game was ported to the Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Po ...

                                               

Aladdin

The young man Aladdin is told by a sorcerer magician, who is pretending to be his uncle, to get him an oil lamp from a cave. Aladdin gets the lamp, but the sorcerer tries to trick him. So, Aladdin keeps the lamp for himself. Aladdin learns that i ...

                                               

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a childrens picture book written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz. It was published in 1972 by Simon and Schuster. It is a humorous story about a boy named Alexander and h ...

                                               

Ali Baba

Ali Baba is a fictional character, who is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It is believed by some critics that this story was added to One Thousand and One Nights by one of its European translators, Antoine Galla ...

                                               

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is a famous mystery book by Agatha Christie. It was first published in 1939. It is sometimes called Ten Little Indians or Ten Little Niggers. It has none of Agathas famous detectives, Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, but it ...

                                               

Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons is a book by American author Dan Brown. This book follows the story of Robert Langdon, the professor who studies about mysterious codes and ancient societies. The main subject of the book is how Robert Langdon, with the help of th ...

                                               

The Angels Command

The Angels Command is a book written by Brian Jacques, and the sequel to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. It follows the adventures of an immortal boy and his dog as they face pirates and other dangers from the high seas to the mountains. The Ca ...

                                               

Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine is a monthly publication covering the animation industry, including different reviews about film and television animation, visual effects and video games.

                                               

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is a book by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was published in 1908. It was written as fiction for readers of all ages. Since the middle 20th century it has been classified as a childrens book. Montgomery wrote the bo ...

                                               

Antagonist

An antagonist is the character in a story who stands in opposition towards the protagonist. As an example, in the Disney movie The Lion King, the main antagonist is Scar. While the most common practice is for a hero to be the protagonist and the ...

                                               

Antihero

An antihero is a main character in a story who does not act like a traditional hero. Examples of antiheroes are Marvel Comics The Punisher & Deadpool, Segas "Shadow The Hedgehog", DCs Batman, Catwoman of Batman, Sweeney Todd, Light Yagami from th ...

                                               

Aquaman

Aquaman is a fictional comic book superhero published by DC Comics. Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger and first appeared in More Fun Comics #72 in November, 1941. During the Silver Age of Comic Books, Aquaman was a founding me ...

                                               

May Hill Arbuthnot

May Hill Arbuthnot was an educator, editor, writer, and critic. She worked to support childrens literature. She was listed in the American Libraries article" 100 Most Important Leaders we had for the 20th Century”.

                                               

Ares (DC Comics)

Ares is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Based on the Greek mythological figure of the same name, he is the Greek god of war and serves as a major adversary of the superhero Wonder Woman within the DC Univ ...

                                               

Artemis Fowl (novel)

Artemis Fowl is a book written by Eoin Colfer. It is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series. One of the main characters is Artemis Fowl II, trying to get gold from a group of fairies.

                                               

Asbarez

Asbarez Newspaper began its publication in August 1908 in Fresno as a weekly. After several successful decades the offices and publishing headquarters moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Today it is still active. Asbarez is the official publ ...

                                               

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged is a book by the Russian American writer and social philosopher Ayn Rand. It was first published in 1957 in the United States. It was Rands longest book and the last fiction book she wrote before writing non-fiction.

                                               

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls is a Japanese novel written by Hiroshi Seko. The book is a spinoff of the Attack on Titan manga series. A manga based on this novel started being published in August 2015 and ran until May 2016. There is a original ani ...

                                               

Aunt May

May Reilly Parker-Jameson is a fictional Spider-Man character. She raises Peter Parker. She was married to Ben Parker until he was shot and killed. Aunt May does not know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. She thinks that Spider-Man is scary. Aunt ...

                                               

Azkaban

Azkaban is the jail of wizards in the fiction fantasy series by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter. It holds most of the Death Eaters in prison. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Rowling described Azkaban as "Cold, dark, and all your greatest m ...

                                               

Bane (comics)

Bane is a fictional Batman character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan, he made his debut in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1. Bane is a supervillain who appears in the Bat ...

                                               

Batmobile

The Batmobile is the personal car for Batman and Robin. The Batmobile was made from Wayne Enterprises by Lucuis Fox. The Batmobile appeared in all Batman movies ever made, but in Christopher Nolans The Dark Knight Trilogy it was named The Tumbler ...

                                               

Batplane

The Batplane, later known as the Batwing is the personal airplane for Batman. The plane was built by Wayne Enterprises by Lucius Fox. It is part plane part helicopter or The Batcopter. The plane holds many guns and gadgets in case of an air attac ...