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Characterization
the author's means of converying to the reader a character's personality, life history, values, physical attributes, etc.
Point of View
the identity of the narrative voice; the person or entity through whom the reader experiences the story. May be first or third-person narrator.
Tone
the author's attitude towards the subject
Climax
the high point of the story
Plot
the plan or main story of a literary work
Conflict
struggle between opposing forces which is the driving force of a story
Setting
the time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs or develops
Theme
what the author wants the reader to understand about life
Foreshadowing
a hint of things that are to come later in the story
Imagery
a word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses- sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell
Irony
when what is said or done is the opposite of what was expected