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Literary Terms 2

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Dialogue
a conversation between characters
Direct Characterization
the author states the character's traits
Exposition
in the plot of a story, this is the introduction of characters, setting, and situation or conflict
External Conflict
a character struggles against an outside force like another person or nature
Fable
a brief story usually with animals, that teaches a lesson, or moral
Fantasy
imaginative story that contains elements not found in real life
Fiction
writing that tells about imaginary characters and events although it can be based on actual events and people
Flashback
interruption in the sequence of events to relate events that have occurred in the past
Folk Tale
a story passed on which reflects the cultural beliefs and environments from which they come
Foreshadowing
author's use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story