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Literary terms

QuestionAnswer
characterization the way a writer shows what a character is like.
conflict a stuggle or difference of opinion between characters.
dialouge the exact words a character says.
foreshadowing clues which hint or suggest what will happen later in the story.
inner conflict a struggle which takes place in the mind of a character.
main character the person who the story is mainly about.
mood the feeling or atmosphere that the writer. creates
motive the reason behind the characters actions.
narrator the person who tells the story.
plot a series of incidends or happenings in the story.
purpose the reason the author wrote the story.
setting the time and place of the action in the story.
style the way the writer uses the language.
theme the main idea of a story.