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Theme
underlying idea; moral; message author is trying to make
Exposition
Background information at the beginning of work. (especially drama)
Pun
Play on words; joke.
Coincidence
A humorous story.
Nonfiction
A story that is true; a factual account
Conflict
A struggle between two opposing forces.
Dynamic Character
A character that changes and is affected by events in the story.
Man vs. Man
The most common type of conflict; verbal; visual; physical; conflict between two people or forces.
Static Character
A character who conforms to a fixed or general pattern; stock; predictable.
Atmosphere
Mood, feeling, air that exisits in the setting of a story.
Alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Metaphor
Implied comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
Onomatopoeia
Use of echoic words whose sounds suggest their meaning; (e.g.) "boom"
Chorus
Company of singers (chanters) who introduce material and set mood.
Fiction
A story that is not true.