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Allegory

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

Allusion

a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize

Analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

Anecdote

short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

Character

the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

Climax

the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding

Conflict

opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

Connotation

an idea that is implied or suggested

Dialect

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

Fable

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

Flashback

a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

Flash Forward

An action that jumps ahead of the story to narrate an event that happens at a later time.

Foil

anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

Folk tale

a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

foreshadowing

the act of providing vague advance indications

Genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

Characterization

acting the part of a character on stage

indirect characterzation

takes place when the writer lets you drawyour own conclusions about someone from what the person says or how people react to the person

Direct characterization

Author directly describes character

Static character

a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end

flat character

a character who embodies a single quality and who does not develop in the course of a story

round character

this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background

subordinate character

less important or minor characters

motivation

the act of motivating

idiom

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

Irony

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

Mood

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

Myth

a traditional story accepted as history

Plot

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

Point of view

the spatial property of the position from which something is observed

Satire

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

Setting

arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Tall tale

an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story

Theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

Tone

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color

tone

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color

theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

tall tale

an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story

plot

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

point of view

the spatial property of the position from which something is observed

Genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

Foil

a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

Fable

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

Allegory

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

Foil

a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

foil

a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal, a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

foil

a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

foil

a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

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