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flashback
Interruption in the present action of a plot to show events that happened at an earlier time.
metaphor
An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing.
plot
The series of related events that make up a story.
simile
A comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles.
symbol
A person, a place, a thing, or an event that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well.
imagery
Language that appeals to the senses.
climax
The point in a story that creates the greatest suspense or interest.
theme
The general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals.
point of view
The vantage point from which a story is told.

1. omniscient point of view
2. third-person limited point of view
3. first-person point of view
setting
The time and place of a story, play, or narrative poem.
irony
A contrast between expectation and reality.
stereotype
A fixed idea about the members of a particular group of people that does not allow for any individuality.
Character
A person or an animal in a story, a play, or another literary work.