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Italicized Printing of the sloping kind of typeface used esp. for emphasis or distinction and in foreign words.
Assumption a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
Illustrate explain or make (something) clear by using examples, charts, pictures.
Conclude to bring (something) to an end
Dialogue conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
excerpt a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing
Playwright one who writes plays
Protagonist the main character.
Antagonist someone who opposes the main character(protagonist)
Symbolic Imagery is imagery that is not descriptive of a scene, but is intended to express an abstract idea in concrete form.
References the action of mentioning or alluding to something
Dramatic Irony the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
Object Point Of View is when the writer tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue
Figurative Language is the use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning.
Simile a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.
Metaphor a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Hyperbole is the use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning.
Alliteration the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Assonance in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible.
Personification the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Onomatopeia the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.
Imagery visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work.
Symbolism the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
Flashback a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story.
Genre a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
Narrative a spoken or written account of connected events; a story.
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