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Conflict

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A struggle between opposing forces.

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Characterization

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The methods an author uses to develop the qualities and personalities of person in a story (HOW we learn about a character, not WHAT we learn about him/her).

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Protagonist

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The chief character in a story, play or novel.

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Antagonist

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The rival that attempts to thwart the protagonist.

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Imagery

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Descriptive language that appeals to the senses.

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Point-of-view

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The selection of narrator; the deciding factor of what and how much information will be told.

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Narrative Point of View

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The vantage point from which the story is told. 1st person narration means that the narrator is a character in the story. 3rd person refers to an outside story teller.

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Foreshadowing

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The technique of providing the reader with hints, clues, or indications about the future action of a story or play.

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Symbolism

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When an object, person, or place stands for an idea, feeling, or emotion.

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Setting

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The time and/or place in which the events of a story take place.

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Personification

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Assigning human attributes to non-human things.

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Irony

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When what is said/done is the opposite of what was expected.

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Diction

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Word choice.

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Hyperbole

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An extreme exaggeration.

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Metaphor

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A comparison of two unlike things.

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Simile

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A comparison of two unlike things, using the words like or as.

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Juxtaposition

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The act of placing two or more things side-by-side for comparison or contrast.

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Dialogue

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Conversation among characters.