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Plot
Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
Character
An individual in a story, poem or a play.
Setting
Time and place of a story or play.
Theme
The central idea or insight about human life revealed by a work of literature.
Mood
A story's atmosphere or the feeling it evokes.
Tone
The attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a character, or the reader.
Point of view
A vantage point from which a writer narrates, or tells, a story.
Symbol
Person, place, or thing or event that stands both for its self and something beyond its self.
Irony
Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality.
Ambiguity
Element or uncertainty in a text in which something can be interpreted in a number of different ways.
Figuritive language
Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and that is not ment to be understood on a litteral level.