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Alliteration repitition of initial constant sounds.
allusion referance to a well-known person.
analogy makes a comparison between two or more things.
antagonist a force in conflict with a character.
atmosphere created by a literary work or passer.
climax high point in the action of the plot.
conflict struggle between opposing forces.
connotations the set of ideas associated with it.
denotation its dictionary meaning
dialect the form of a language spoken by people.
dialogue a conversation between characters.
drama a story written to be preformed by actors.
fable a brief story or poem.
fantasy highly imaginative writing.
fiction prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
figurative language is not meant to be taken seriously.
flashback scene within a story.
folk tale story composed orally and then passed from person to person.
foreshadowing the author's use of clues.
genre type of literature.
irony contradiction between what happens and what is expected.
metaphor a figure of speech.
moral a lessan taught by a literary work.
motive reason that explains a character's thoughts.
myth a fictional tale.
narrator a speaker of character who tells a story.
nonfiction presents and explains ideas.
onomatopoeia words that imitate sounds.
personifaction a type of figurative language.
plot sequence of events.
protagoinist the main character in the literary work.
resolution the outcome of the conflict in a plot.
science fiction combines elements of fiction and fantasy with scientific fact.
setting the time and place of the action.
simile a figure of speech that uses like or as.
suspense a feeling of anxious uncertainty.
symbol anything that stands for something else.
theme a central message in a literary work.
tragedy results in a catastrophe.
Created by: marktalbert