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what happens in a story
plot
where and when the events of the story take place
setting
takes place in a characters mind
internal conflict
a character sturggle s with a group of people, or a force of nature
external conflict
the main idea of the story
theme
the story of a person's life, written or told by that person
autobiography
one pf the characters is telling the story
1st person point of view
the narrator focuses on thoughts and feelings of only one character
3rd person piont of view
the repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close togetger
alliteration
the use of words with sounds that echo thier sense
onomatapoeia
a comparison between two unlike things using like or as
simile
an imaginative comparison between two unlike things without using like or as
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a non human thing or quality is talked abot as if it were human
personification
a reference to a statement, person, place, or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, or science
allusion
the use of cluse to suggest events that will happen later in the plot
foreshadowin
a contrast between expectaion and reality
irony
where the divinities lived
Mt. Olympus
king of the gods, sky, and weather
Zeus
prewriting, rough draft, revise, edit, fianl copy
writing process
word that transitions one sentece to the next
transition word
to end a story
function of a conclusion
to introduce a story
function of an introduction
startling or interesting facts,vivid detailed description, question, incidents or ancedotes, and quotations
ways to start an introduction
copying someone else's work
plagiarism
the narrator knows everything about the characters and their problems
omniscient point of view
a sudden ending making the reader want more
cliffhanger
language that appeals to the senses
imagery
a word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else and isn't literally true
figureative language
a story that originally was passed on to generation and generation by word of mouth
folktale
common features of traditional folktales
motif
spreading out
dispersal
getting used to
accustomed
not able to do something
incapable
correcting angerly
scolding
highest point or peak
pinnacle
on time
punctual
copy
emulate
to put up with
tolerate
hurt by something
offended
listening in to another's conversation
eavesdropped
4 modes of writing
descriptive, expository, narrative, persuasive