a writer's purpose or goal (e.g. to inform, to tell a story, to reflect, to share, rto persuade)
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of syllables (e.g. bats in the belfry)
person or animal that takes part in a literary work ( main character is called the protagonist; character that struggles against the main character called an antagonist.)
act of creating or describing a character. Major ways an author creates characters: 1. what the characters say; 2. what the characters do; 3. what the characters think; 4. what other characters say about them; 5. what physical features, dress, and personality the characters display.)
a struggle between two people or things in a literary work
(External conflict takes place between a character and some outside force. Internal conflict takes place within a character.)
a vivid mental picture created in the reader's mind by language that creates a concrete representation of an object or experience (painting a picture with words)
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken or written about as if it were another (It invites the reader to make a comparison between two things.)
a series of events related to a central struggle (The parts of the plot may include exposition or introduction, inciting incident, climax, crisis or turning point, resolution, denouement.)
point of view
vantage point from which a story is told If a story is told from the first- person point of view, the narrator uses the pronouns I and we and is a part of or witness to the action. When a story is told from the third- person point of view, the narrator is outside the action and uses words such as he, she, it, they.
the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem. The rhyme scheme is usually represented with letters (e.g. every other line rhyming is abab).