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colaborate
to work with
churlish
lacking politeness or good manners
excerpt
a passage taken from a book
adage
a wise saying
plaudits
applause
exaggeration
a statement that something is much more then it is
durable
surdy, not easily worn out
incognito
in a disguised state
questing
searching
venerate
to regard with reverence
enterprising
energetic, showing imagination
discordant
disagreeable in sound
frugal
economical, avoiding waste
desolate
lacking of inhabitants and visitors; deserted
Exposition
is usually found at the beginning of a story or play and serves to introduce the main characters, describe the setting and sometimes establish the conflict.
Rising action
action that leads to the climax
conflict
the struggle between two or more opposing forces
climax
the point of highest interest or excitement in the story
falling action
action that leads to the resolution
resolution
final stage of the plot- loose ends tied up and the story is brought to a close
style
the writer's manner of writer
tone
a writer's attitude torward his subject
theme
message about life or human nature
Dynamic character
a character who changes significantly
static character
character who remains the same
irony
a contrast between what is expected and what really happens
foreshadowing
dropping hints by the author to prepare the reader for what comes next
point of view
position from which the story is being told
first person
narration by a character in his own worlds
third person
narration by someone who is not a character in the story