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Fiction
a story that is not true
Tragedy
a piece of fiction, usually drama, in which the protagonist undergoes a moral struggle and is usually defeated.
Malapropism
a ludicrous misuse of words
episode
a series of interrelated actions and events that take place in the story
First person narration
Point of view in which the character "I" tells the story
Denouement
the catastrophe, tying up of loose ends after the conclusion; resolution
characterization
The developement of a character
style
The particular manner in which an author writes; "how" it is written
euphemism
a tactful or nice way of saying something unpleasant
Technical climax
"Turning point" of the story; actions begins to fall at this point
Prose
Ordinary speaking language; opposite of poetry
protagonist
main character or "hero" of the story
Anachronism
Term applied to an event or piece of writing that is out of time or place
Flashback
Action is stopped to relate to an earlier event.
Round character
A type of character that is real and believable
Haiku
A japanese poem of three lines with 17 syllables; 5-7-5