The problem or problems characters face in a story.
The main character of a story that the action revolves around.
The character and/or force working against the goal or desire of the protagonist
The way that the author reveals the personality of a character.
A character who does not change at all, or who remains almost entirely the same, throughout the story.
A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of events that take place in the story.
The authors use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot.
A scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of a story to show an important event that happened at an earlier time.
1st person narrator
A character in a story telling the story.
3rd person narrator
A source outside of the story is telling the story.
A comparison of two objects that uses like or as.
A comparison of two objects that does not use like or as.
The repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words in a phrase.
Giving human qualities to a non-living object or animal.
A large exaggeration for the purpose of creating a picture in the reader's mind.
A word that imitates a sound.
A word or a line is repeated in a poem. This is usually done to stress importance.
The author's use of descriptive language that is intended to invoke the reader's five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch and smell).
Groups of lines in poetry that are separated by space.
The general emotional feeling a poem generates.
Words or phrases that are used to help connect one idea to another and allow your writing to read more smoothly.
The introductory sentence in a paragraph that introduces the topic of the paragraph to the reader.
The exact words that an author or speaker said that are surrounded by quotation marks.
Connection to argument sentence
This is a sentence that follows the evidence presented by the author that makes clear to the reader how the evidence supports the writers argument.
The universal message of a story or poem.
The overall topic of a piece of writing or paragraph.