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Giving human qualities to non-human things. (A type of metaphor.)
An extreme, deliberate exaggeration for effect.
Contrast between expected outcome and the actual outcome or between appearance or reality.
Occurs when the reader knows something important that the characters in the story do not know.
Saying one thing but meaning something completely different
A contradiction between what we expect to happen and what really does happen.
Two things that seem contradictory but actually prove to be true when combined
A paradox reduced to two word (or short) phrases
Painting a picture with words through appealing to the senses.
Reference to a statement, person, a place, or events from
A narrative that serves as an extended metaphor and tells a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have literal or figurative meanings.
Elements of a short story
Point of View
series of events through which the writer reveals what is happening, to whom, and why
the start of the story, the situations before the action starts
the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that leads to the climax
the turning point, the most intense or suspenseful moment-either mentally or action
all of the action which follows the climax
the conclusion, the typing together of all the threads
is a struggle between opposing forces
Human vs. Human
Human vs. Nature
Human vs. Society
Human vs. Self
The ways in which a writer develop a character making him or her seem believable
fully developed, has many different characters traits
does not changed
changes as a result of the story's events
The story's main idea or central message
Angle or Perspective from which the story is told.
One of the characters is actually telling the story using the pronouns "I" or "we"
outside narrator telling the story "he" "she" or "they"
Knows everything about every character
all knowing about only one or two characters.
the narrator tells the story to another character "you"
the character telling the story may be naive or a child
Stream of Consciousness
1st person POV but rambling and saying whatever comes to mind.
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