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Literary Elements

Literary Elements and important words from reading

exposition beginning or introduction to a story
setting when and where a story takes place
rising action introduces the central conflict in a plot
suffice be enough
climax the high point in the plot
impromptu unplanned or unscheduled
hordes large, moving crowds
bodega small grocery store in a Latino neighborhood
tentatively hesitantly, with uncertainty
falling action the events in which the problem begins to get solved in a story
resolution the end or outcome of the story
tenement old, run-down apartment house
plot the sequence of events in a story
key low-lying island
theme the lesson or message in a story
receding moving backward
edible able to be eaten
suffice enough or ample amount
foreshadowing the author's use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story
short story a brief work of fiction
flashback a scene within a story that interrupts the sequence of events to relate events that occurred in the past
Created by: ljwheatley



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