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Point of view
perspective from which a story is told
1st person pov.
one of the characters is the narrator telling the story, using the pronoun "I"
3rd person limited pov.
the narrator who plays NO part in the story, zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of just one character, uses the "he/she" form
omniscient pov.
all knowing - the narrator knows everything there is to know about the characters and their conflicts; uses the "he/she" form
archetype
a character, setting, plot, or image that occurs frequently in literature
flashback
a scene that interrupts the action to show an event from the past
foreshadowing
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
suspense
uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
mood
the way a story makes a reader fell
tone
the attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
dialect
way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or a group of people
symbol
person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and something beyond itself
simile
a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things in which one thing becomes the other
characterization
process an author uses to reveal the personality of a character
direct characterization
author directly tells the reader what the characters personality is
indirect characterization
author reveals a characters personality through the characters own words, thoughts, and actions, and those of other characters
imagery
language that appeals to the scenses
personification
a kind of metaphor in which a non-human quality were talked about as if it were human