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a problem a character faces

internal conflict

a mental problem (such as guilt)

external conlict

a problem a character has


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


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


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


the villian in the story


the hero in the story


when you look back at a memory from the past


lanuage that appeals to the five senses


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


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


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


when something that is not human is given human characteristics

inference/to infer

to make an educated guess about someone or something


a poem that pays tribute to someone or something


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


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


a paragrah in a poem


the person telling the story


the narrator of a poem

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