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Antagonist

one who goes against the main character

Characters

The participants in the story

Characterization

The means by which the personality of a character is revealed (think of in the scooby doo when they always have someone revealed)

Climax

the moment in the story when the climax reaches its highest point of tension

Denoument

the point in the story where the conflict is resolved

Conflict

the opposition of two forces or characters
(man vs. man)

Dialect

a form of language peculiar to a region or group

Dialoge

conversation between two or more characters

Exposition

background information on the characters

Flashback

a movement in time from the present back to the past

Foreshadowing

information given to the reader telling the reader a hint or what will happen in the future of the story

Metaphor

a suggested or implied comparison between two things

Mood

the atmosphere or feeling of a work of literature

Motivation

the internal factors that cause a character to act in a certain way

Narrator

the character telling the story

Plot

beggining middle and end

oint of view

refers to the perspective from which the story is told

protagonist

the main character in the story

rising action

events of a plot leading to the story's climax

setting

the time and place where the story takes place

simile

an expressed comparison between two unlike objects

symbol

an object character in the story that represents an idea or set of idea

theme

message of the story

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