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terms and definitions

alliteration the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words in a sentance.
antagonist principle character in opposition to the protagonist.
antonym a word that is the opposite of another word.
author's purpose why did the author write the selection.
autobiography the story of a person's life written by the person.
biography the story of a person's life written by another person.
cause and effect cause statements stem for actions and events
characterization the method an author uses to communicate.
climax the moment when the action of the story comes to its highest point
compare and contrast compare means to show similarities and contrast means to show differences.
conclusion the end of the reading selection
conflict struggle between opposing forces in literature
character vs. character a conflict between characters such as familiy conflict
character vs. nature a conflict between a character and a force
character vs. self
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