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falling action
all of the action which follows the turning point and leads to the resolution.
internal conflict
a struggle between opposing needs,desires, or emotions within a single character.
theme
the main idea of the literary work.
literal language
fact of idea stated directly without the use of figurative language.
external conflict
a struggle which takes place against an outside force such as something in nature of society
nonfication
any prose narrative which tells about things as they happen or presents factual info.
fiction
any writing that is invented or imagined; writing which is not factual.
simile
a comparison between two dissimilar things through the use of like or as.
mood
atmosphere or feeling in a work of literature
flashback
a scene which interrupts narrative to show what happened at an earlier time.
figurative language
language which is not intended to be interpreted literally. it is lang. which involves an imaginative comparison between two seemingly unlike things.
narrator
the character who tells the story
foreshadowing
the use of the hints of clues to suggest what action will happen next.
suspense
the quality of writing which develope a sense of uncertainty or tension; the reader wonders what will happen next.
symbol
an object, perosn,place, or action that has meaning in itself and also stands for something else.