exposition
first part of the story
the time and place a story happens
setting
the main character in the story
protagonist
the person or thing that causes trouble for the protagonist
antagonist
problems that happen to cause the character troubles
complications
the most exciting part of the story
climax
a series of events that make up a story
plot
main part of the story where complications arise
rising action
events that lead to the end of the story
falling action
the end of the story where problems are resolved
resolution
a person, place, thing or idea
noun
a word that expresses action
verb
a word that modifies or describes a noun
adjective
modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and answers the questions: when? where? why? how?
adverb
used in the place of one or more nouns or pronouns
pronoun
shows the location of a noun or pronoun in the sentence to something else
preposition
expresses emotion and does not have to be in the sentence for it to make sense
interjection
a word used to connect clauses or phrases
conjunction
the amount of the series of events that make up a person's life
biography
an indication of a future event in the story
foreshadowing
a word that is pronounced the same way as another word but has a different meaning
homophone
a comparison of two words using "like" or "as"
simile
comparing something by saying something "is" something else
metaphor
the repetition of words with the same sound at the beginning
alliteration