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exposition


The essential background information at the beginning of a literary work
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rising action


the development of conflict and complications in a literary work
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climax


the turning point in a literary work
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falling action


results or effects of the climax of a literary work
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resolution/denouement


end of a literary work when loose ends are tied up and questions are answered
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Alliteration – repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words: “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”
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Allusion – a reference to something well-known that exists outside the literary work
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Antagonist- character that is the source of conflict in a literary work
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Aside – a dramatic device in which a character makes a short speech intended for the audience but not heard by the other characters on stage
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Assonance – repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds: “Anna’s apples,” “the pond is long gone”
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