Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

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teleplay

a play written for television

theme

the main message or moral an author wishes to communicate to the reader

genre

a type or category of literature, such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama

science fiction

fiction based on real or imagined scientific developments (often involves space travel or time travel)

point of view

the perspective from which a story is told

first person

a point of view where the narrator is a character in the story (uses I, me, we, etc.)

third person

a point of view where the narrator is not a character (uses he, she, they, it, etc.)

third person omniscient

a point of view that allows the narrator to relate the thoughts and feelings of ONE character

symbol

a person, place, object, or action that stands for something beyond itself

dialogue

words that characters speak aloud

antagonist

a force working against the protagonist (can be another character, society,

flustered

nervous or confused

intense

showing great concentration or determination

persistent

refusing to give up; continuing stubbornly

optimistic

hopeful about the future; confident

defiant

willing to stand up to opposition; bold

antagonism

hostility; unfriendliness

incriminate

to cause to appear guilty

legitimate

in accordance with accepted practices; reasonable

idiosyncrasy

a personal way of acting; odd mannerism

contorted

twisted or pulled out of shape

fallout

radioactive particles that fall to earth after a nuclear explosion

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