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character
a being who takes part in the action of a literary work
myth
a story including gods or goddesses used to explain supernatural occurrences
theme
a central idea in a literary work- the lesson learned by the protagonist
symbol
something that represents both itself and for something beyond itself
fable
a brief story with animal characters told to illustrate a moral
setting
the time and place in which a work of literature takes place
irony
a contadiction-a difference between appearance and reality or what is said and what is meant
simile
a comparison using like or as
traits
the qualities of characters in a work of literature
narrative
a work of prose,poetry or dramathat tells a story
metaphor
describes one thing as if it were another- my love is a rose
tone
attitude adopted by the author
moral
a lesson taught through a story