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setting
the time and place of a story, play, or narrative poem
plot
the series of related events that make up a narrative, such as a story, novel, or epic
conflict
a struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces, or emotions
-internal
-external
characterization
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
-protagonist
-antagonist
irony
a contrast or discrepancy between expectations and reality - between what is expected and what really happens, or between what appears to be true and what really is true
theme
the central idea or insignt of a work of literature
symbol
a person, place, thing, or event that stands both for itself and for soemthing beyond itself
point of view
the vantage point from which a writer tells a story
motif
in literature, a word, character, object, image, metaphor, or idea that recurs in a work or several works
allegory
a story in which the characters, settings, and events stand for abstract or moral concepts
mythic hero
male/female. remarkable birth or childhood. often offspring of a god and human and possess qualities of both
folktale hero
very ordinary person usually. may not have superhuman abilities. kind/clever/resourceful
quest
a journey taken in search of something of value
hubris
overbearing pride or presumption, arrogance
metamorphosis
change in physical form, structure, or substance, especially by supernatural means