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what happens in a story: the events or conflicts.
a story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life.
a reference in literature to a familiar person, place, thing, or event.
a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well.
a short summary of a funny or humorous event.
the person or thing working against the protagonist, or hero, of the work.
an opposition, or contrast, of ideas.
words that are old-fashioned and no longer sound natural.
the method an author uses to reveal or describe characters and their various personalities.
the high point, or turning point, in a story-usually the most intense point.
an expression that is usually accepted in informal situations and certain locations.
the problem or struggle in a story that triggers the action.
the set of facts or circumstances surrounding an event or a situation in a piece of literature.
the final solution or outcome of a play or story.
an author's choice of words based on their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
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