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Basic situation/exposition
The first part of a plot;presents the main characters and their conflicts
Figures of Speech
Imaginative phrasing in which one thing is usually compared to something much differnt from it
Foreshadowing
Clues about what is going to happen as the story unfolds
First-person point of view
an "I" tells the story
Flat character
Has only one or two personality traits and can be described in a single sentence
Idiom
An expression peculiar to a certain language, which cannot be translated word for word
Imagery
Language which appeals to the senses
Indeirect Characterization
The character's personality is revealed by how he/she looks, speaks, thinks, feels, acts, and affects other people
Alliteration
The repetition of similar consonant sounds
A Romance
A fictional world where the characters' dreams and quests do come true
Allusion
A feference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science or pop culture
Intedrnal Conflict
A struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character.
Atmosphere
The dominant tone or mood of a work of art
External Conflict
A character stuggles against some outside force (another character, society, nature, machine, supernatural)
characters
the story's actors
climax
The most tense or exciting moment in the story, when something happens to decide the outcome of the conflict
cliche
A trite or overused expression or idea
dramatic irony
the kind of irony that occurs when we know what is in store for the character, but the character doesn't know
Complications
the second part of a plot;develops the basic situation and intensifies the conflict
Conflict
a struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces, or emotions
Dialect
a form of language that is peculiar to a certain region
Connotation
the tone or attitude implied by words
Direct characterization
The writer tells us directly what the character is like
Dynamic Character
Changes in an important way during the course of the story
Antagonist
The character or foce that comes into conflict with the main character