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analogy
comparing 2 things to better explain something unfamiliar
antagonist
character that comes into conflict with protagonist (may start the conflict)
climax
turning point in the story; moment of greatest intensity
falling action
events after climax that lead to resolution
exposition
introductory material that provides setting and introduces characters
foreshadowing
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the story
imagery
language which appeals to the senses
irony
difference between expectations and reality
inciting incident
something that starts the rising action in a story
mood
the feeling that the reader has while reading a story
protagonist
the main character who is involved in the main conflict
rising action
series of events that build from the inciting incident to the climax
resolution
concludes action; resolves conflict; also known as denouement
tone
the writer's attitude toward the subject matter or the reader
characterization
the ways in which the author provides information about characters in a story