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AP english ch. 1
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stories or narratives about imaginary persons and events
A brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters
A brief and often simplistic lesson that a reader may infer from a work of literature.
a short narrative that delivers a moral, its plot is plausibly realistic and the main characters are human
A short narrative, usually lacking in detail, with unrealistic and sometimes fantastic characters and events.
a fictional tale, marked by fantasy and magic, often appealing to the imagination
a person is involved in some conflict
A struggle between opposing forces
Sequence of events in a story
the opening portion of a literary work
A character or force in conflict with the main character
a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.
a time in a drama when the crucial action or decision is made
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
the end or finish of an event or process.
an outcome; result
in medias res
in the middle of things
A method of narration in which present action is temporarily interrupted so that the reader can witness past events
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
A moment of sudden revelation or insight
an outrageously exaggerated, humorous story that is obviously unbelievable
story in which the main character undergoes an important experience
The dictionary definition of a word
The emotional implications and associations that a word may carry.
words that are old-fashioned and no longer sound natural.
expressions usually accepted in conversation
special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
language used by a group of people whose members belong to a similar coculture or other group
language that shows disregard for someone or something regarded as sacred or holy
language that is generally considered common crude, and at times offensive
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