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Allusion
reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science, or pop culture
Characterization-
the process of revealing the personality of a character in a story
Connotation-
the emotional meaning of a word
Exposition-
type of writing that explains, gives info, defines, or clarifies an idea; descriptive writing that informs you in the beginning
Foil-
character who is used as a contrast to another character
Character-
a person in a story, poem, or play
Conflict-
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially opposition that motivates or shapes the action of the plot
Dialect-
The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation
Denotation-
The most specific or direct meaning of a word (no emotional meaning)
Simile-
A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as