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11th grade vocab.

TermDefinition
Exposition a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
Denouement the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.
Chapter a main division of a book, typically with a number or title.
Act take action; do something.
Rhyme scheme the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.
Rising action In the rising action, a series of related incidents build toward the point of greatest interest. The rising action of a story is the series of events that begin immediately after the exposition (introduction) of the story and builds up to the climax.
Flashback a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story.
Prologue a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work.
Nonlinear not denoting, involving, or arranged in a straight line.
Climax the most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex.
Foreshadowing be a warning or indication of (a future event).
Epilogue a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.
Linear arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.
Falling action falling action. noun. the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved. Compare rising action.
In medias res into the middle of a narrative; without preamble.
Stanza a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
Meter in names of measuring instruments.
Resolution a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Aesthetic concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
Scene the place where an incident in real life or fiction occurs or occurred.
Verse denoting an area of activity or interest or a section of society distinguished by a particular characteristic.
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