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techniques or tools that a writer uses to add a special effect or emphasis to their writing.
how an author describes the characters
the author tells you exactly what the character is like
the author hints at what the character is like
Sequence of events in a story
Background information presented in a literary work; characters and setting are introduced
event that introduces the central conflict
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
the problem in the story
A struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character
A struggle between a character and an outside force
Person vs. Self Conflict
A problem within a character's own thoughts or feelings
Person vs. Person Conflict
One character in the story has a problem with one or more of the other characters.
Person vs. Society Conflict
•A person or group of people have a conflict with social traditions or concepts.
Person vs. Nature Conflict
The character struggles against natural forces or elements outside of human creation or control.
Person vs. Technology Conflict
The central character struggles with or against the forces of technology.
Person vs. Supernatural Conflict
The theme in literature that places a character against supernatural forces (magic, gods/goddesses, fairies, etc.)
When, where and under what circumstances the story is taking place
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
First Person Point of View
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself
Second Person Point of View
The narrator tells the story using the pronouns "You", "Your," and "Yours" to address a reader or listener directly
Third Person Point of View
someone on the outside is looking in and telling the story as he/she see it unfold.
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
A scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time
A contrast between expectation and reality
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant; sarcasm
Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.
How the reader feels about the text while reading.
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
A comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
Description that appeals to the senses (visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory)
when an author uses an object in the story to represent something larger or a deeper meaning
the moral or lesson learned; central idea