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15 terms

literary terms

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Author's purpose
the main reason(s) an author writes a story
effect
what happens as a result of the cause
cause
what makes something
plot
what happens in the story (conflict,climax)
conflict
the problem in the story
rising action
as the conflict builds
setting
when and where the story happened
climax
when a problem or conflict is faced
resolution
when a problem or conflict is solved
sequence
the order that events happen in a story
opinion
cannot be proven and tells what you think
fact
something that can be proved
theme
the underlying meaning of the story
characters
the people and animals of the story
compare and contrast
tell how things are alike and different