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Unit 1Literary Terms

Literary Terms

narrative tells a story of sequence of events
characterization the act of creating characters
setting the time and place where a story takes place
conflict a struggle between characters or opposing forces
dialogue a conversation between people
external conflict the character struggles with an outside force
internal c onflict a character struggles with his or her own needs or emotions
connotation suggested or implied meaning of emotion associated with a word.
denotation the literal meaning of a word
personal narrative a story based on one's won life and told in the first person
point of view the perspective from which a story or poem is told. First person and third person.
figurative language language used in an imaginative way to express ideas that aren't literally true.
simile compares two unlike things using the words "like or "as"
metphor compared to unlike things without using workdsuch as 'Like" or "
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