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21-40 english term

man versus nature conflict struggle between a person and some element of nature
dialogue conversation between characters in a literary work
foreshadowing giving hints about what will happen in a story
author's purpose the reason the author writes
epic hero the larger-than-life central character in an epic poem
epic poem a long narrative poem about events of crucial importance to the history of a culture or nation
fiction a narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the author
flashback a literary device in which the author interrupts the chronological order of a narrative to show something that happened in the past
flash-forward an interruption in a narrative to leap forward in time
genre a category or type of literature defined by its style, form, and content ex.poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, etc.
Imagery The use of words to create pictures in the reader's mind
Mood The feeling a literary work creates in a reader such as sadness, peace, or Joy
Narrative Writing or speech that tells a story
Narrator The person who tells a story;may be part of the story or an outside observer
Plot The sequence of events in a short story, novel, or drama
Exposition Part of the plot that introduces the characters, gives background information , and tells the setting and situation
Inciting incident Point at which the Conflict begins or intensifies
Rising action Part of the plot at which the conflict increases and things get more complicated
Climax Point of greatest intensity or suspense in a story (usually the moment the conflict is decided
Falling action Events after the climax
Resolution/denouement End of the story in which any unanswered questions are typically answered
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