The most intense, exciting, or important point of something
Climax
A series of relevant incidents that create suspense, interest and tension in a narrative.
Rising Action
The parts of a story after the climax and before the very end.
Falling action
Typically how the story ends and is a solution to the main conflict in a story.
Resolution
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
Syntax
A literary device used to introduce background information about events, settings, and characters to the audience or readers
Exposition
To use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Usually it is thought…
Imagery
The irony occurring when the implications of a situation or speech are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
Dramatic irony
Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
Situational irony
Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
Verbal irony
A figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics.
Metaphor
The central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other story.
Protagonist
A character or a group of characters which stand in opposition to the protagonist or the main character.
Antagonist
A literary term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story.
plot
A literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.
Foreshadowing
Mrs. Lamas assigns this twice in the school year, it results in many all-nighters and tear streaked books.
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