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TermDefinition
characterization portrayal; description
climax the highest or most intense point in the development or resolution of a story
conflict a disagreement
dialect the type talking within a story
direct characterization personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use adjectives
exposition the intro of a story that explains the setting and characters
falling action the slowing down of a story
flashback scene taking place before the present time in the book
foreshadowing to show or indicate beforehand
indirect characterization the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance
irony the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
literary devices literary terms
motivation having a strong reason to act or accomplish something
plot storyline
resolution the endmost part of a story
rising action the part of a story that leads up to the climax
theme topic
universal theme lesson or moral of the story
ajar partly open
consolation bringing comfort to someone
immensely vast or huge
impromptu done or finished without preparation
initiation formal admission or accepting the start of something
neglected not tended or taken care of
revived to bring back
tentatively unsure or uncertain
timid shy
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