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is a story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life.
Allegory
is a literary reference to a familiar person, place, thing or event.
Allusion
a comparison of two or more similar objects
Analogy
the person/thing working against the protagonist
Antagonist
method and author uses to reveal characters and their personalities
Characterization
the problem or struggle in a story that triggers the action
Conflict
a long narrative poem that tells of the deeds and adventures of a hero.
Epic
a sudden perception (moment of understanding) that gets the character to change or act in in a certain way.
Epiphany
short poem or verse written in memory of someone
Epitaph
a word of phrase used in place of a person's name. It is characteristic of that person
Epithet
a short fictional narrative that teaches a lesson
Fable
part of a play or story that works out the drama arrived at during the climax
Falling Action
literature based on humorous and improbable plot
Farce