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conflict
struggles between opposing forces
man vs. man
man vs. Nature
man vs. society
man vs. himself
antagonist
person or force of conflict with the main character
allusion
reference to something else which the writer expects his audience to recognize
characters
people in the story
suspence
the quality that makes the reader tense or uncertian avout what will come next
connotation
emotins or associations a word brings to mind
theme
underlying meaning of the story
climax
most exciting part; turning point in the story; most intense
denotion
dictionary defintion of a word
dialect
speech patterns representative of a certian region or group
hyperbole
etreme exaggeration
dialogue
coversation between characters-in quotes
falling action
sequence of events after climax
foreshadowing
use of hints or clues to suggest action that is to come
flashback
an interruption in the story to tell about something that happened earlier in time
complicating incident
event which brings the action of the story
introduction
beginning of the story; meet characters, settings is presented
plot
sequence of events in a story
irony
contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens
mood
feelings the author creates
protagonist
the main character in the story
satire
use of humor to ridicule something
resolution
endingof the story; loose ends tied up; problems solved
point of view
perspective from which the story is told
rising action
sequence of events leading to climax; conflict becomes more intense
setting
location and time in a story
tone
the attitude the writer takes towards his/her subject