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Literary Terms

Autobiography Story of the writer's own life told by the writer.
Biography Life story of a person told by another person.
Character Person or animal that takes part in the action of the story.
Characterization Act of creating and developing a character.
Conflict Struggle between opposing forces.
Dialogue Spoken conversation between characters.
Fiction Writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
Figurative Language Writing or speech that is no to be taken literally.
Metaphor Something is described as though it were something else:
Simile A comparison of two unlike things, using "like" or "as":
Imagery Author's use of words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses.
Narrator's Perspective The way the narrator sees things.
First Person Narrator The story is told from the perspective of a character in the story. Uses personal pronouns such as I, me, we, our, etc.
Third Person Narrator The story is told from the perspective of someone not participating in the story.
Plot The sequence of events in which each event results from a previous one and causes the next.
Setting The time and place of the story.
Theme A central message, concern, or purpose in a story.
Non Fiction Writing that present and explains ideas or that tell about real people, objects, and events.
Created by: hagerkelley



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