1. Included in this packet you will find a list of the following 30 literary terms and their definitions: alliteration, allusion, antagonist, climax, conflict, dynamic characters, fable, falling action, flashback, flat character, folk tale, foreshadowing, irony, legend, metaphor, mood, myth, onomatopoeia, personification, plot, point of view, protagonist, resolution, rising action, round character, setting, simile, static characters, theme, and tone.
2. You will also find nine matching tests (Forms A Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ I) and answer keys using these terms and definitions.
3. Number of items on each test: Form A Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ 30; Forms B, C, D, and F Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ 10; Form E Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ 20; Forms G, H, and I Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ 5
4. Since schools usually have a four-, six-, or nine-week grading period, teachers can test on these terms during each grading period without giving the same test twice.
5. On each test, the terms are in alphabetical order and the definitions are in alphabetical order to prevent any subconscious pattern development on my part.
6. You may want to use Form A as a pretest and as a final test.
7. Tests do not have to be given in a specific order.
8. You may want to download a copy of Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Literary Terms: Poetry and Short Story ChartsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ (one of my free downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers). Students can practice applying their knowledge of these definitions to the literature they study.