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  1. a minor plot that relates in some way to the main story

  2. A word that imitates the sound it represents.

  3. Most exciting moment of the story; turning point

  4. A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.

  5. A device used to produce figurative language. Many compare dissimilar things. Figures of speech include apotrophe hyperbole irony metaphor oxymoron paradox personification simile syneddoche understatement

  6. a person who writes plays

  7. A brief work of fiction

  8. A lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject.

  9. repeated elements of the plot

  10. A struggle between two opposing forces

  11. Sequence of events in a story

  12. a comparison between two unlike things using a word

  13. A brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters

  14. A story passed down from person to person by word of mouth


  16. Having to do with letters or literature

  17. A person in a story

  18. a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.

  19. the time and place of a story

  20. A warning or indication of a future event

  21. A type of realistic fiction that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination.

  22. an outrageously exaggerated, humorous story that is obviously unbelievable

  23. The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
  1. a figure of speech
  2. b suspense
  3. c plot
  4. d playwright
  5. e short story
  6. f historical fiction
  7. g fable
  8. h setting
  9. i folk tale
  10. j subplot
  11. k parallel episodes
  12. l onomatopoeia
  13. m characterization
  14. n conflict
  15. o tall tale
  16. p literary
  17. q essay
  18. r smile
  19. s character
  20. t theme
  21. u ode
  22. v foreshadowing
  23. w climax