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theme
some idea or insight about human life and nature gives meaning to the story
allusion
protagonist
main character
round character
more details more complex character
setting
indication of when or where the action is set
dynamic character
someone who changes in the story
motive
what moves people to act as he or she does
tone
the attitude of the speaker or writer takes toward a subject, audience, or character
suspense
excitement, an intense feeling to quicken curiosity
flashback
figurative language
connotations
words that carry an attitude with them
antagonist
character that comes in conflict with protagonist
symbol
object, setting, event
static character
stays the same throughout the story
sarcasm
(a person using) words in a particularly harsh and cruel manner
foreshadowing
refers to clues about what is going to happen
verisimilitude
giving truth or believability
parody
numorous adaptation of a serious work
flat character
one or two key personality traits
romance
fictional word that is far from ironic/is more entertaining than truth
stock character
character who fits our preconceived notions
satire
writing used that ridicules about social reform
atmosphere
feeling of harshness or mildness of gloom or cheer, of beauty or ugliness, affects the characters in how they live--how the author makes you feel