Lamb to the Slaughter

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Lamb to the Slaughter
Terminology Review & Vocabulary
SUSPENSE
• Suspense is the feeling of anxiety about what
the outcome will be.
NARRATOR
• A narrator is simply the one telling the story.
The narrator may be a character in the story
(first person) or someone outside of the story
(third person).
IRONY
• There are three types of irony: dramatic irony,
verbal irony, and situational irony. When the
term irony is used alone, it is most likely
referring to situational irony.
• Situational irony is when the opposite of what
is expected occurs.
Point of View
• Stories are told from first person, third person
limited, and third person omniscient point of
view.
Perspective
• Whomever tells a story, is telling it from their
perspective. If they are part of the story, we
may consider them to be unreliable narrators.
Omniscient
• In third person point of view, a narrator who is
able to share every characters thoughts and
feelings is considered omniscient, which mean
all-knowing.
Detective
• A person whose job is to solve crimes.
Alibi
• A legal term to show that a person was not
present when a crime was committed.
Corpse
• A corpse is a dead body.
Exasperated
• When you are exasperated, you are fed up or
tired of a situation.
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