a brief story told to make a point
a character or force that opposes the main character.
A figure of speech in which a speaker addresses someone absent, dead, or imaginary, or an inanimate object: "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean—roll!"
an account of a person's life written by himself or herself
an account of a person's life written by another person
the methods in which a writer creates people in a story so that they seem to exist
the turning point in a story; the point of highest emotional intensity or suspense in a literary work.
the struggle, internal and external, between opposing forces in a work of literature.
refers to the writer's ability to be trusted on the basis of his/her tone and objectiveness.
the writer makes statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like.
a character who undergoes change during the story
background information given at the beginning of the story
a struggle between a character and an outside force
first person point of view
the narrator tells the story from the "I" point of view
the author or character goes back to an earlier time in the story and explains something that will help the reader understand the whole story better
a character or thing that emphasizes another character's attributes or personality by contrast
the act of providing hints of what is to come later
sub-genre of fiction that often portrays fictional accounts or dramatization of historical figures or events.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration for emphasis.
The use of words to create pictures in the reader's mind.
the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him/her
a struggle between a character and himself or herself
repetition of sounds within a line (but not at the end of the line)