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Protagonist
Hero
Antagonist
Anti-Hero
Conflict
Problem
Rising Action
Action increases till climax
Resolution
- or -
Denouement
Bringing everything together
Plot
Story
Setting
Place
Tone
Mood
Flashback
Glimpse back or forward in time
Metaphor
Compare two things as each other
Simile
Like or As
Personification
Human traits in in non-human things
Apostrophe
Address to someone not present
Hyperbole
Exaggeration
Imagery
Using sight
Symbolism
Using imagery to represent something else
Allusion
Reference to something else that relates to the plot
Oxymoron
A phrase that contradicts itself
Irony
Something that is the complete opposite of what it seems to be
Alliteration
Repetition of initial sound
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds
Consonance
Repetition of consonant sounds
Point of View
I, s/he, it, you
In what person's perspective is the book is written
Parallelism
Similar structure in a sentence
Synesthesisia
Combining senses (loud color, deafening silence)
Deus ex Machina
Unrealistic miracle (Machine of God)
Archaic
Out of use
Willing suspension of Disbelief
Belief in something extraordinary to keep the story moving
Polysyndeton
Absence of puncuations
- AND -
All conjunctions
Asyndeton
Absence of conjunctions
Pejoration
A word that originally meant something good, but became negative over time
Unreliable Narrator
Narrator interprets things wrong
Versimilitude
Something that is supposed to be one thing, but is cleary another thing for some people.
Zeitgeist
Capturing a time period or series of events