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tragedy
something sad happens
alliteration
repetition of first consonant sound
noun
person, place, thing, or idea
verb
shows action or state of being
adjective
word that describes a noun or pronoun
adverb
a word that modifies adjectives, adverb, or verb
conjunction
word that connects 2 words or 2 groups of words
preposition
shows relationship between 2 things
interjection
words for excitement or emotion
biography
author writes about someone else
comedy
something writen intended to make you lajgh
drama
a play, meant to be acted out
fantasy
could not actually happen
fiction
fake, made up
historical fiction
based on history, still not true
mystery
an unknown that needs to be solved
non-fiction
something that's true
romance
a love story
satire
comedy that attempts to show you wrong in something by making sarcastic fun of it
science-fiction
story that's made up, takes things to future or a level that could happen
allegory
(extended metaphor) something's that a symbol for something else
assonance
repetition of any vowel sound
dialogue
conversation between 2 people
epiphany
moment of awakening for character.. when they realize something very important
internal rhyme
rhyme inside sentence / or line of poetry
metaphor
symbolic comparison w/out like or as
monologue
one person talking
onamatopoeia
word that sounds like its meaning (bang, crash, buzz, zoom, zip, ding)
personification
giving any nonhuman thing human qualities.. cars and computers a lot
iambic pentameter
pattern of 5 syllables (unstressed, stressed) u/u/u/u/ .. 10 syllable line, 5 stressed & 5 unstressed
pun
play on words, usually involves meaning and sound
autobiography
author writes about him/herself
simile
any comparison using like or as
slant rhyme
oblique rhyme, or approximate rhyme.. word that almost rhymes, fast-track, bat-can't.. used a lot in rap
sililoquy
monologue in which you discover a character's most inner thoughts
introduction
characters & setting introduced, fino out conflict
rising action
builds events & actions that lead to climax
climax
turning point of the story
falling action
smaller conflicts resolved
resolution
most commonly called the "denouement" = unraveling, untying, unknotting.. end of story
plot
storyline