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a comparison of unlike things using like or as
simile
a scene within a story that interrupts the normal sequence of events to provide information relative to the story
flashback
the use of words to imitate sounds
onomatopoeia
the sequence of events in a story
plot
words that communicate vivid pictures
descriptive writing
a brief work of fiction that contains essential elements of a literature such as setting, plot, conflict
short story
repetition of initial constant sounds
alliteration
central or controlling idea of a literary work
theme
appeals to a reader's five senses
sensory language
autobiographical writing that deals with the writer's memory of someone or an important event
memoir
the time and place that a story takes place
setting
conflict:
1.within a character's mind / 2.struggles with an outside force
1.internal
2.external
the end of the central conflict where a problem is resolved
resolution
a stugle between two opposing forces; conflict can be expressed in two ways
conflict
perspective from which the story is told; can be expressed in three ways
point of view
repeated words or phrases
repetition
the character who tells the poem
speaker in a poem
three ways point of view can be expressed:
1. one character tells the story (I)
2. story is told through eyes of a character
3. narrator who sees and knows all about the story
1. 1st person
2. 3rd person
3. omniscient
a familiar object that stands for something unfamiliar
symbolism
the highest point of interest or suspense in a story
climax
the creation of believable fictitious characters
characterization
a long prose of fiction
novel
a division or type of literature ex: poetry, novels, short stories, biography, etc.
genre
a comparison stating one thing is another
metaphor
the author's use of clues to hint at what might happen
foreshadowing