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Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces, these can be exterior or interior
Allusion
A reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
Similie
Using like or as to compare two things
She is like a witch
Metaphor
Comparing two things or ideas
All men are dogs.
Setting
The time and place of the action
Theme
A central message, concern, or purpose in a literary work
Symbol
Anything that stands for or represents something else
Irony
Contradictions, usually amusing
Imagery
Words or scenes that appeal to the senses
Narration
Writing that tells a story
Mood
Atmosphere of the story, feeling created by the story
Figurative Language
Writng or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
Plot
The sequence of events in a literary work
Point of View
Vantage point from which the story is told (1st person, 3rd person)
Protagonist
Main character in the story (good guy)
Genre
Division of the types of literature (poetry, prose, drama)
Characterization
character's persouality traits
Dialogue
Conversation between characters
Character
person or animal taking part in the story action
Antagonist
Character in conflict with the main character (bad guy)
Foreshadowing
Suggestion or hints of events that will occur later
Flashback
Refers to events that occurred earlier in time
Narrator
Speaker or character that tells a story