The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

delicate Quickly broken or damaged, fragile.
Prosecuted To initiate or carry out a criminal case against.
linnet Little finch-like bird with yellow throat.
bore To tired by tediousness or dullness.
personification A figure of speech in which a things or animal is given human feelings, ideas, or attitudes
Simile A comparison utilizing “like” or “as”
Literary terms A list of terms, that is, those words used in conversation, category, criticism, and analysis of poetry, books, and image books.

metaphor
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared not using like or as.

Story elements
characters, problem, solutions, themes, settings, and plot.

Characters
Persons — or animals or natural forces represented as persons — in a work of literature.

Problem
Conflict

Solution
The final outcome.

Themes
the main subject that is being discussed or described in a piece of writing and movies.

Setting
The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.

Plot
Sequence of events in a story

Rising Action
Events leading up to the climax

Falling Action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution

Climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point

Resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up

Short Story
a story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel

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