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character

A being involved in the action of a story

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plot

The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means

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conflict

A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups of individuals

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internal

A conflict only involving one character and his thoughts

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external

A conflict involving forces outside the involved person or group

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flashback

A dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative

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foreshadowing

A literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story

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protagonist

The main character in any story

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antagonist

The main character or force opposing the protagonist

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hero

The main protagonist in a work of fiction

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antihero

A protagonist who proceeds in an unheroic manner

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imagery

Vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects

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inference

A conclusion that is drawn from reasoning using prior knowledge or evidence

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onomatopoeia

A word that imitates the sound it represents

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mood

A prevalent atmosphere or feeling

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tone

The author's attitude towards a subject

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irony

When the opposite of what you would expect to happen happens, often in a humorous context

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dramatic irony

A theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play

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verbal irony

Irony in which a person says or writes one thing but means another

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situational irony

Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so the outcome is opposite to what was expected

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point of view

The position of the narrator in relation to the story

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first person

A form of narrative writing using verbs in the first person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the narrator

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second person

A form of narrative writing using verbs in the second person to give the impression that the action is happening to the reader

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third person

A form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person

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omniscient

"All-seeing"; able to see and know everything that is going on in a story