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Alliteration
Alliteration is the use of the same sound, usually a consonant, at the beginning of neighboring words in a sentence or phrase such as “the dear, dead days beyond recall”.
Autobiography
An autobiography, from the Greek auton, 'self', bios, 'life' and graphein, 'write', is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled "as told to" or "with"). Story of one's life, written by self.
Biographical Essay
Biographical essays tell the basic facts of someone's life and importance. Shorter than a biography.
Climax
The climax is the high point between two opposing forces; where the dramatic forces which are contending for the mastery are most evenly balanced. One cannot say whether the hero or the intriguer, the protagonist or the antagonist, will conquer. It is the point of greatest tension between the opposing powers.
Conflict
A struggle between two opposing forces.
Example: Internal vs. external conflict
Dialogue
The conversation between characters in a drama or narrative.
Matt: "Hey"
C.J.: "Yo"
Exposition
An Exposition is the critical evaluation of ideas involving argument, persuasion, debate and reactions. It explains a process or presents information.
Fantasy
Highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found in real life.
Plot
Sequence of events in a literary work.
Point-of-View
The view in which the story is told.
Simile
A simile is a figure of speech in which the subject is compared to another subject. Frequently, similes are marked by use of the words like or as or so.
Example: "The snow was like a blanket".