exposition--the beginning of a story.
conflict--the main problem of the story
complications--all the problems that are created by the conflict
climax--the turning point of the story
resolution--all the loose ends are tied up and the story ends
alliteration--repetition of the same consonant sound
flashback--when the author shows something that previously occurred
rhyme--words that sound alike
stanza--a group of lines within a poem
simile--a comparison of two things using like or as
plot--the sequence of events in a story
conflict--the main problem in a story
foreshadow--when the author hints at something that happens later
setting--the location, time-period, and social customs
metaphor--a comparison of two things without using "like" or "as"
personification--giving human qualities to an inanimate object
bibliography--a list of the works cited in a research paper
narrator--the person telling the story
resolution--the loose ends are tied up and the story ends
theme--a recurring element in the story.
thesis--The main point of an essay/argument.
fiction--a story that is created in an author's imagination.
imagery--images or pictures that words create in your mind
protagonist--the main character
antagonist--the opposing force in a story, usually the "bad guy."
onomatopoeia--words that sound like their definitions. (snap, crash)
irony--an unexpected twist
point of view--usually 1st person or 3rd person. Who is telling the story?