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a conversation between characters

Direct Characterization

the author states the character's traits


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


a brief story usually with animals, that teaches a lesson, or moral


imaginative story that contains elements not found in real life


writing that tells about imaginary characters and events although it can be based on actual events and people


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


author's use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story

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