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allegory
a story with an underlying meaning. Characters, events, and details have literal and symbolic meanings
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anecdote
a short narrative, often humorous, detailing a single episode or incident
antagonist
the person or force in fiction that opposes the protagonist, or main character
archetype
an overriding pattern, symbol, or motif in a literary work
blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
catalog
a literary devide that lists people, places, things, events, or attributes
Characterization
The methods a writer uses to present a character's personality
dynamic characters
change in some fundamental way during the story
static characters
characters that remain the same through the story
flat characters
minor characters that are one sided and stereotypical
round character
character that is many-sides and more true to life
conceit
a figure of speech which establishes a striking parallel between two apparently dissimilar things/situations
external conflict
conflict against the forces of nature, another person or society
internal conflicts
conflicts w/in a character
four types of conflict
man vs man
man vs nature
man vs himself
man vs society
denoument
final unraveling of a plot in drama or fiction
epic
long narrative poem that centers on an important character who embodies the values of a particular society
epiphany
"a manifestation" the sense of a sudden radiance or revelation while observing a commonplace object
foreshadowing
the presentation of information that gives clues as to the final outcome of a work of fiction