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Plot
planned series of interrelated actions and events that take place in a narrative.
Rhyme Scheme
pattern of end rhyme in a poem
Autobiography
story of a person's life written by that person
blank verse
unrhymed poetry in iambic pentameter
Analogy
Comparison based on resemblance to things that are otherwise unalike
Ballad
a narrative poem intended to be sung
Fantasy
A woprk of fiction characterized by extravagant imagination and lack of reality
Denotation
the dictionary or literal definition of a word
Man vs. society
Conflict pitting man against norms or rules
Realism
Writing that shows life as it really is rather than as we spire it to be; a truthful imitation of actual life
Stereotype
Something or someone that conforms to a fixed or genral pattern without individuating marks or qualities.
symbolism
something that stands for or represents soemthing else.
conclusion
the end of the action, not necessarily the end of the story
Flat character
a character with one dominant, noticeable trait.
effect
meaning, or intent; the consequence of the outcome.
consistent character
a character that acts as the author says he should
epitaph
inscription on a tomb stone or grave
Paradox
a statement that seems contrary to common sense and yet is perhaps true
bibliography
work or list of works of a specific author or topic
coincidence
a sequence of events almost accidental that seems to have been planned
connotation
not the literal meaning of a word; the figurative meaning
short story
a short peice of fiction with few characters; can be read at one sitting
sonnet
lyric poem with 14 lines commonly written in iambic pentameter; shakespearean work
Sarcasm
Verbal irony; a cutting, sneering, contemptuous remark
Motive
something that causes a character to act as he does