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Conflict

A problem between a character + someone or something else

Internal Conflict

A problem within a charecters mind

External Conflict

A problem a character has with an outside force (another charecter, nature or society)

Exposition

The beginning of a story when the setting (time + place) + charecters are introduced

Setting

When + where a story takes place

Rising Action

Events that build suspense + lead to the climax

Climax

The most exciting part of the story + the point of no return (the turning point of the story)

Falling Action

Events that lead to the resolution

Resolution

The end of the story + it may be resolved (no loose ends)or unresolved (ends with some unknowns)

Protagonaist

A hero in the story

Antagonist

The villian of the story

Flashback

When you look back at a memorie from the past

Imagery

Language that appeals to the 5 senses (smell, hear, touch, taste, see)

Simile

A comparison of things "like" or "as" (ex. I run as fast as a cheetah)

Metaphor

A comparison of 2 things without using "like" or "as: (I am a cheetah)

Alliteration

Using the same ound at the beginning of worsds in a sentence or line of poetry

Personification

When something that is not human that is given human charectaristics

Inference/To Infer

To make an educated guess about someone or something

Ode

A poem that pays tribute to someone or something

Summary

A quick explanation of just the main ideas shorter than a paraphrase

Paraphrase

Longer than a summary/ when you put each sentence in your own words

Stanza

A paragraph in a poem

Narrator

The person telling the story

Speaker

The narraotor of the poem

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