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Context clues

Words and phrases in a sentence which help reason out the meaning of an unfamiliar word

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Juxtapose

Place side by side to compare and contrast

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Characterization

The authors expression of a characters personality through action, dialogue, etc...

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Character development

A characters progress and growth through a story

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Static characters

A character that doesn't change throughout the story (minor, flat)

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Dynamic characters

A character that changes throughout the story (round, main)

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Protagonist

Main character

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Antagonist

Character or force against the protagonist

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Theme

A common thread emphasized in writing

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Setting

A time, place, physical details in which a situation occurs.

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Setting aspects

Mental (culture, time period)
Or physical (weather)
Or geographic (mountains)

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Imagery

Words and details that appeal to the five senses

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Mood

An atmosphere that creates a certain emotion or feeling for the author

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Dramatic irony

When the reader knows something that the character doesn't

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Sarcastic irony

Say one thing but mean another

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Situational irony

An outcome of events contrary to what was or might have been expected

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Internal conflict

A struggle within a character and will usually grow from it

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External conflict

A struggle between a character and outside force

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Exposition

Setting the scene

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Inciting incident

Something that begins the action (the complication)

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Rising action

The story builds and gets more exciting

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Climax

The moment of greatest tension in the story and leads to the falling action

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Falling action

Events that happen because of the climax and means the story will soon end

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Chronological

The key events are presented as they occur

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Flashback

Present past events during current events

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Resolution

The central character closes and solves the main problem or it may be unresolved

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Foreshadowing

The author hints towards what is going to come later in the story

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Perspective

An opinion or judgement or the way in which a story is told (1st, 2nd, 3rd person)

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First person

Main character describes experiences, etc

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Second person

Most common in poetry and referred to as "you"