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(n) the character or force working against the main character (protagonist). It may be another character, a force withing nature or society, or something within the protagonist
antagonist
(n) the techniques writers use to develop characters. Includes physical description, a character's own speech and sctions, those of other characters, or the narrator's own comments
characterization
(n) the point of greatest intensity in the story
climax
(n) the sruggle between opposing forces in the plot EXTERNAL
is the struggle between a character and an outside force INTERNAL
is a struggle within a character
conflict
(n) the "untying" of the plot following the climax
denouement
(n) hints that suggest future events in a story
foreshadowing
(n)extreme exaggeration for the pupose of emphasis or humor
hyperbole
(n) mental images that are created through words
imagery
(n) a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
irony
(n) the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
personification