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a brief story that teaches a moral lesson
a) fable b) setting c) plot d) exposition
introduces the characters, sets the mood, provides background information
a) exposition b) rising action c) setting d) plot
a type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
a) simile b) personification c) metaphor d) irony
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work
a) motivation b) apostrophe c) mood d) setting
shows how the situation turns out; ties up loose ends; the conflict is ended
a) resolution b) climax c) plot d) exposition
turning point in the story; the point at which the conflict comes to a head; the highest point of interest or suspense in the plot
a) resolution b) climax c) plot d) exposition
a comparison between two basically unlike things using “like” or “as”
a) simile b) metaphor c) irony d) personification
a reason that explains or partially explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way
a) motivation b) conflict c) mood d) setting
an address (speech) to an absent person
a) apostrophe b) monologue c) soliloquy d) aside
clues that hint at events yet to occur
a) flashback b) foreshadowing c) apostrophe d) motivation
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