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Literary Terms - 9

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A figure of speech that compares two things that have something in common by using words such as like or as simile
The time and place in which the story takes place setting
The main character or hero in a narrative or drama, usually the one with whom the audience identifies protagonist
The part of the plot where the story is wrapped up and the conflicts are resolved. resolution
When an object, animal or idea is given human characteristics personification
A type of writing that tells a story narrative
A main character in a story who opposes the hero antagonist
The point of highest interest in the plot of a story climax
The narrative perspective from which events in a story are told point of view
A person, place, or object that has a concrete meaning to itself and also stands for something beyond itself symbol
The part of the plot that sets the tone, establishes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives the reader important background information exposition
a type of conflict where a character struggles with self issues internal
a scene that interrupts the action of a narrative to describe events that took place at an earlier time flashback
a part of the plot where the conflicts start being resolved falling action
the people whom the story revolves around characters
a type of conflict where a character struggles against an opposing force like nature, society, or another character in the story external
a figure of speech that compares two things that have something in common metaphor
the part of the plot where the conflict is introduced rising action
Created by: gbuche