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allegory

A story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life; often have a strong moral or lesson.

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allusion

A brief reference to a person, place, or event (real or fictitious) or to a work of art.

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archetype

An image, a descriptive detail, a plot pattern, or a character type that occurs

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characterization

The method a writer uses to develop characters.

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methods of characterization

description of the character’s physical appearance; (b) revelation of the character’s nature through his/her own speech, thoughts, feelings, or actions; (c) description of a character through the speech, thoughts, feelings, or actions of other characters; and (d) a narrator’s direct comments about a character.

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climax

The high point, or turning point, in a story—usually the most intense point near the end of a story.

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conflict

In narration, the struggle between opposing forces that moves the plot forward;

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internal conflict

occurring within a character

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external conflict

external, between characters or between a character and an abstraction such as nature or fate

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connotation

Is an implied meaning of a word. The attitudes and feelings associated with a word.

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denotation

Is the literal meaning of a word; the dictionary’s definition.

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diction

“Word choice”; An author’s choice of words based on their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.

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flashback

Is action that interrupts to show an event that happened at an earlier time which is necessary to better understanding.

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prologue

Information at the beginning of story essential to understanding the main story being told.

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