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Man. vs. Himself
Internal Conflict; decison making; occurs within a character.
Point of View
The viewpoint from which the narrative is told.
Antagonist
The character opposite the protagonist; enemy; adversary
Foreshadowing
A hint or clue of something to happen later; usually forboding or evil.
Satire
A story that ridicules human behavior by using human wit and humor.
Poetry
Opposite of prose; arrangement of lines, stanzas, etc., sometimes rhymed; "musical thought".
Comic Relief
Inserting of something light and humorous into serios story.
Inciting Force
In a "plot line", it is the single incident that starts the action and causes inital conflict.
Soliloquy
A lengthy speech given by a character that is alone on the stage; revealing of ones' thoughts to an audience; he his unaware of other characters.
Hyperbole
Exaggeration for the sake of emphasis; humorous; not literal
Personification
Human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea.
Genre
A kind or type of literature.
Setting
Time, place, mood, manners, of a certain work; usually at the beginning.
Omniscient
"All-knowing" point of view; narrator reveals thoughts of all characters; narrator is not necessarily a character.
Dialogue
Conversation between characters.
Simile
Comparison of two unlike things by using "like" or "as".
Dramatic Climax
Point of most intense excitement; most important action.
Man vs. supernatural
Conflict of the "unknown"
Irony
The opposite of what is expected occurs; contrast between appearance and actuality.
Imagery
Words and phrases that create vivid sensory experiences for the reader.
Farce
Humorous, satirical stories with an improbable plot and exaggerated characters.
Metonymy
A figure of speech that subsitutes a word for something closely assiciated with it; e.g., "the pen is mightier than the sword."
Biography
A story written about a persons life.
Consonance
The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern.
Epic
A lengthy narrative poem; e.g. "The Odyssey".
Moral
The practical meaning of a story.
Plot line
The total development of a plot from exposition to denouement.
Universality
Writing that appeals to all ages and eras.
Aside
A comment or utterance meant to be inaudible to someone.
Allegory
The recounting of an unreal set of experiences bearing close resemblence to reality to encourage the reader to make an association; an extended metaphor; a story in which people and things have symbolic meaning.