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Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds to create a musical effect
Allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, thing, event, or literary work
antagonist
a bad character
autobiography
tells his own life story
biography
tells a story of another person
characterization
the creation of a character
conflict
a struggle
drama
a story written to be performed by actors
essay
short nonfiction work
fantasy
contains unrealistic elements
fiction
fake
figurative language
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
Folk Tale
passed from person to person from word of mouth
foreshadowing
clues that suggest events that have yet to occur in a literary work
free verse
a poem with no particular rhyme or rhythm
genre
a type of literature such as poetry, prose, and drama
Hubris
the fault of excessice pride that causes the downfall of the main character
Image
a word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five sences