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a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication
Allusion
A brief statement of a principle
Aphorism
a part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended only for the audience
Aside
unrhymed verse, esp. the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.
Blank Verse
the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters.
Characterization
a person, esp. with reference to behavior or personality:
Character
a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot
Climax
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially opposition that motivates or shapes the action of the plot
Conflict
the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
Denouement
a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, esp. one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.
Drama
writing or speech primarily intended to convey information or to explain
exposistion
the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved.
falling action
works of this class, as novels or short stories:
Fiction
a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work
Flashback
One that by contrast underscores or enhances the distinctive characteristics of another
Foil
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage
Foreshadowing
A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content
Genre
an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
Hyperbole
the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively
imagery
point in the story when the Protagonist encounters the problem that will change their life
inciting incedent
occurs when the protagonist struggles within himself or herself. The protagonist is pulled by two courses of action or by differing emotions, which frequently leads to a dynamic change in the character.
internal conflict
a form of speech in which the real meaning is concealed or contradicted by the words used
irony
magical themes were combined with realistic subject matter.
magical realism
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metaphor
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
mood
is the way an author chooses to tell (narrate) a story. It is sometimes called voice. There are two types of it: A story can be narrated by a character. This is called first person. The words "I" and "we" are used by the narrator. A story can be told by a nameless central observer outside the story. This is called third person. The words "he" and "she" are used by the narrator.
point of view
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
prose
finding a solution to a problem
resolution
Notion of dramatic rhythm in which events in a story build upon one another with increasing momentum.
rising action
the state of the environment in which a situation exists;
setting