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The beginning part of the plot that gives information about the characters and their problems of conflicts.
when the readers have to use their own judgment to decide what a character is like, based on the evidence the writer gives us
third person limited point of view
the narrator, who plays no part in the story, zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of just one character
third person omniscient point of view
the narrator knows everything there is to know about the characters and their problems
instructions in a play intended to give the actors information about how to perform their part, move on the stage, or use props or scenery
words that are spoken by a character in a play to the audience or to another character but that are not supposed to be heard by the others onstage
play that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end
person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well.
a long, narrative poem in elevated style recounting the deeds of a legendary or historic hero who embodies the values of the society
an extended comparison using "like" or "as" relating heroic events to simple and easily understandable everyday events the audience would recognize immediately
scene in a story that interrupts the present action of the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time
the main character or protagonist of the story, usually the "good" character, but who may also have character flaws
traditional stories, rooted in a particular culture, that usually explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon
figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion; also called overstatement
a figure of speech which combines two seemingly contradictory words, such as "pretty ugly," "jumbo shrimp," "alone together," and "same difference"
reference to a statement, person, place, or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture
words used for descriptive effect, includes metaphors, similes, oxymorons, and hyperboles
comparison made between two things to show how they are alike, usually in the form of "_______:__________ :: __________:__________"
Example pencil : paper :: paintbrush : canvas
meanings, associations, or emotions that have come to be attached to some words in addition to their literal dictionary definitions
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