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Literature: .Written works, esp. those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit

Character: A being involved in the action of a story.

Setting: The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set.

Plot: The general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events.

symbolism: Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

Action: Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.

Climax: The turning point in a plot or dramatic action, especially one marking a change in the protagonist's affairs.

Rising Action: A part of a book or play in which more things start to happen. The rising action leads to the climax.

Point of View: An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs.

Theme: The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic

Conflict: To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible

Resolution: The action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter

First person (Narration): the narrator is the story’s protagonist

Third Person (Narration): the narrator is an onlooker reporting the story.

protagonist: The main character in a literary work or drama.

Antagonist: An opponent or enemy.

Narrator: The person or the "voice" whose viewpoint is used in telling a story.

Framing: The same features of setting or topic used at the beginning and ending of the work, so as to frame or enclose the work

Imagery: The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or en masse.

Irony: contrast between what is stated and what is really meant

Mood: Feeling resulting from the tone of a piece as well as the writer's attitude and point of view

Style: The manner in which a writer combines and arranges word, shapes ideas, and utilizes syntax and structure

Tone: The attitude the narrator/writer takes toward a subject and theme

Red Herring: Introduces an irrelevant point to distract the audience from the main or current argument

Falling Action: part of the plot structure in which the complications of the rising action are untangled. Same as denouement

Foreshadowing: To hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand

Plot: the arrangement of the narration based on the cause-effect relationship of events

Structure: Organization or arrangement of the various elements in a work

Tragedy: Character is brought to disastrous end

Paradox: Contradictory statement that can be true "fight for peace"

Straw-man: Writer denounces an easier, less defensible argument than the one at hand

Restrospection: An earlier event is inserted into the normal chronology of the narration

Diction: Word choice an author uses to persuade or convey tone, purpose, or effect

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