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Mood
The atmosphere one gets from a work of literature
Setting
The time & place in which events of a literary work take place.
Symbol
Something in a literacy work which maintains its own meaning while at the same time standing for something broader than itself.
Verbal Irony
When the writer or speaker says one thing but means the opposite.
Climax
The moment of highest emotional intensity in a plot, when the outcome of the conflict was finally made clear to us.
Plot
The sequence of related events that make up a story or a drama is called the plot.
Characterization
The methods used to present the personality of a character in a work of literature.
Personification
Giving human characteristics to something that is not human.
Flashback
A scene in a story or play that interrupts the present action to tell about events that happened at an earlier
Allegory
Is a story that teaches a moral or lesson.
Conflict
A struggle between two opposing forces in a piece of literature is called conflict.
-Internal: a conflict between a character and there mind
-External: a conflict between a character vs. character or nature.
Foreshadowing
The use of hints or clues that hint at events that are to follow in the plot.