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resolution
ending of the story; loose ends tied up
introduction
beginning of the story, meet characters, setting is presented
connotation
emotions or associations a word brings to mind
dialect
speech patterns representataive of a certain region or group
denotation
dictionary definition of a word
dialogue
conversation between characters
theme
underlying meaning of the story
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
suspense
the quality that makes the reader tense or uncertain about what comes next
Characters
people in story
protagonist
main character
Climax
most exciting point; turning point in the story; most intense
Antagonist
person or force of conflict with the main character
tone
attitude the writer takes toward their subject
satire
use of humor to ridicule something
conflict
struggle between forces
man vs. man
man vs. nature
man vs. society
man vs. himself
Complicating Incident
event which brings action of the story
Plot
sequence of events in the story
mood
feeling the author creates
Point of View
the prospective the story is being told in
1st person- person telling the story is involved in it
3rd person-person is an onlooker
Falling Action
sequence of events after the climax
rising action
events leading to climax; conflict becomes more intense
setting
location and time in story
flashback
an interruption in the story to tell about something from the past
irony
contrast between what was expected and what actually happens
Allusion
reference to something else which the writer expects his audience to recognize
foreshadowing
use of hints or clues to suggest action is coming