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Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

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PLAY
teleplay
a play written for television
theme
the main message or moral an author wishes to communicate to the reader
genre
a type or category of literature, such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama
science fiction
fiction based on real or imagined scientific developments (often involves space travel or time travel)
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
first person
a point of view where the narrator is a character in the story (uses I, me, we, etc.)
third person
a point of view where the narrator is not a character (uses he, she, they, it, etc.)
third person omniscient
a point of view that allows the narrator to relate the thoughts and feelings of ONE character
symbol
a person, place, object, or action that stands for something beyond itself
dialogue
words that characters speak aloud
antagonist
a force working against the protagonist (can be another character, society,
flustered
nervous or confused
intense
showing great concentration or determination
persistent
refusing to give up; continuing stubbornly
optimistic
hopeful about the future; confident
defiant
willing to stand up to opposition; bold
antagonism
hostility; unfriendliness
incriminate
to cause to appear guilty
legitimate
in accordance with accepted practices; reasonable
idiosyncrasy
a personal way of acting; odd mannerism
contorted
twisted or pulled out of shape
fallout
radioactive particles that fall to earth after a nuclear explosion