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conflict

a problem a character faces

internal conflict

a mental problem (such as guilt)

external conlict

a problem a character has

exposition

the beginning of a story when the setting and characters are introduced

setting (time and place)

when and where the story takes place

rising action

events that builds suspence and leads to the climax

climax

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

falling action

events that ease suspence and lead to the resolution

resolution

the end of the story (no cliff hanger) problem is resolved and (cliff hanger) problem isn't

antagonist

the villian in the story

protagonist

the hero in the story

flashback

when you look back at a memory from the past

imagery

lanuage that appeals to the five senses

simile

a comparison of two things using "like" or "as" (ex: i run as fast as a cheetah)

metaphor

a comparison of two things without using "like" or "as" (ex: i am a cheetah)

alliteration

using the same sound at the beginning of words in a sentence or a line of poetry

personification

when something that is not human is given human characteristics

inference/to infer

to make an educated guess about someone or something

ode

a poem that pays tribute to someone or something

summary

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

paraphrase

longer than a summary; put each sentence in your own words

stanza

a paragrah in a poem

narrator

the person telling the story

speaker

the narrator of a poem

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