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Rathel Plot & FLang

TermDefinition
Theme Lesson learned; main idea
Conflict Problem; either external or internal
Plot Everything that happens in a story
Exposition Setting + main characters + background situation
Setting Time and place of a story (when and where it takes place)
Background Situation What's happening when the story begins
Initiating Event Event that starts the main conflict
Rising Action Everything that happens after the initiating event and before the climax
Climax The most exciting part of the story; the turning point of the conflict
Falling Action Everything that happens after the climax and before the resolution
Resolution The end of a story
Simile A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor A comparison of two unlike things that does not use like or as; it calls one thing by another name
Alliteration Repeating the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Hyperbole Extreme exaggeration
Idiom A saying that cannot be taken literally; usually these are confusing if you've never heard them before
Onomatopoeia Words that sound like their name; sound words
Personification Giving nonliving things characteristics or abilities of living things; making nonliving things seem human-like
Created by: arathel