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characters
people in the story
foreshadowing
use of hints or clues to suggest action that is to come
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
satire
use of humor to ridicule something
rising action
sequence of events leading to climax:conflict comes more intense
allusion
reference to something else which the writer ex[ects his audience to recognize.
tone
the attitude the writer takes toward his or her subject
protagonist
the main character in the story
suspense
quality that makes the reader tense or incertain of what will come next
setting
location and time in a story
theme
underlying meaning of the story
resolution
ending of the story: loose ends tied up:problem solved
plot
sequence of events in a story
point of veiw
perpestive from which the story is told
(1st person & 3rd person)
mood
feeling the author creates
plot
sequence of events in the story
falling action
sequence of events after the climax
introduction
beginning of the story; meet characters, setting is presented
connotation
emotions or associations a word brings to mind
climax
most exciting part; turning point in the story; most intense
dialogue
conversation between characters- in quotes
denotation
dictionary definition of a word
complicating incident
event which brings the action of the story
irony
contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens
allusion
reference to something else which the writer expects is audience to recgonize
antagonist
person or force of conflict with the main character
dialect
speech patterns representative of a certain region or group
flashback
an interuption in the story to tell about something that happened earlier in time