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point of view

the vantage point from which a story is told - 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person

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omniscient narrator

a narrator who tells the story from many, if not all, the characters' perspectives; an objective narrator

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limited narrator

a narrator who tells the story from just one character's point of view

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analogy

a comparison between 2 people, situations, or objects

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simile

a comparison between 2 people, situations, or objects that uses like or as

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metaphor

a comparison between 2 people, situations, or objects that does not use like or as

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syntax

the arrangement of words in a sentence

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diction

word choice; vocabulary

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conflict

the struggle between 2 opposing forces that is the basis for the plot - person v person, person v self, person v society, etc.

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protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

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antagonist

the character or force that opposes the protagonist

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cliche

a word or phrase, often a figure of speech, that has become lifeless because of overuse

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hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration or overstatement

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onomatopoeia

using words that imitate the sound they denote

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alliteration

the repetition of the initial consonant sound of words

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assonance

the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words

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consonance

the repetition of consonants within nearby words

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