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Summer School Lang Arts Vocab

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Conflict
A problem between a character and someone or something else
internal conflict
A problem within a person's mind
external conflict
a problem a character has with an outside force
exposition
the beginning of a story when the setting and character are introduced
setting
where and when a story takes place
rising action
events that build suspense and lead to the climax
climax
the most exciting part of the story and the point of no return
falling action
events that lead to the resolution
resolution
the end of the story and it maybe resolved or unresolved
protagonist
The hero of the story
antagonist
the villain of the story
flashback
when you look back at a memory from the past
imagery
language that appeals to the 5 senses
simile
a comparison of 2 things using like or as
metaphor
a comparison of 2 things without using like or as
alliteration
using the same sound at the beginning of words in a sentence or a line of poetry
personification
when something that is not a human is given human characteristics
inference
to make an educated guess
summary
a quick explanation of just the main idea
paraphrase
longer then a summary; when you put each sentence in your own words
stanza
a paragraph in a poem
narrator
the person telling of a story
speaker
the person telling the poem