literature that is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities
classic
a category of literature characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
genre
a type of short story that features folklore or fantasy type characters.
fairy tale
a fictional story which often tells about science and technology of the future.
science fiction
is a fiction story that uses magic or other supernatural elements in the plot, theme, or setting.
fantasy
an attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience, revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization.
tone
the spoken or written account of a story
narrative
tells the who, what, when, where, and how.
exposition
popular stories that convey a moral or lesson employing animals that act like humans and live in a world of wonder and magic.
folktale
stories that teach a moral or lesson about life using animals with human characteristics
fable
stories based on tradition or legend, which have deep symbolic meaning to convey a "truth"
myth
a semi-true story that has been passed on from person to person, and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates.
legend
an exaggeration of an actual event.
tall tale
genre of literature in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule.
satire
a literary genre that deliberately exaggerates for comic effect.
parody
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time.
flashback
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.
irony
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
personification
a vantage point from which the writer tells a story.
point of view
deliberately suggesting 2 or more different and sometimes conflicting meanings in a work.
ambiguity
comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike.
analogy
opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero of the story.
antagonist
is a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse.
cliche
the struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story.
conflict
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot.
foreshadowing
an atmosphere created by a writers' diction and the details selected.
mood
the series of related events in a story.
plot
a fixed idea or conception of a character or idea which does not allow for any individuality.
stereotype

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