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EXPOSITION
The opening of a story, when the characters and their conflicts are introduced.
CLIMAX
The most exciting part of a story, the moment when teh outcome of the conflict is determined.
FLASHBACK
An action that interrupts the storyto introduce an event that took place in the past.
FORESHADOWING
Hints in the story that certain events are going to happen later.
METAPHOR
Compares two unlike things without using the word such as like or as.
SIMILE
Compares two unlike things by using the word such as like or as.
VOICE
The writers use of language and overall style, created by tone and choice of words.
TONE
The writers attitude toward a subject of a story, toward a character, or toward teh audience.
OMNISCIENT POINT OF VIEW
The narrator can tell us everything about the characters, including how they think and feel. Narrator is not a character in story.
UNIVERSAL THEME
It is the theme of all subjects and genres thinkable.
THEME
The general idea or insight about human life that a work of literature reveals.
GENRES
The different forms of literature. Short stories, novels, plays, poems.
DRAMATIC IRONY
When we know what is going to happen to a character but the character does not know.
AMBIGUITY
Unclearness
VERBAL IRONY
When someone says something but means the oppisite. NICE DAY when there are floods
SITUATIONAL IRONY
An event that is contrary to to the opposite of what we expected.
SYMBOL
An object, person, animal, or an event thatstands for something more than itself.
ALLEGORY
A story in which characters and settings stand for something beyond themselves, usually virtues and vices.