Plot and Narration Elements

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denouement

The resolution or outcome of the story.

climax

The suspenseful event which decides the outcome.

internal

________conflict is inside one character's heart and mind.

external

________conflict is between a characters and an external force (other character or entity).

turning point

An event which creates a change in the plot.

twist

An unexpected surprise ending.

foreshadowing

Clues in the story about what will happen later.

suspense

Tension or the reader's desire to find out "what will happen next?"

narrative perspective

This is the same as narrative point of view (P.O.V.) It refers to whether the voice telling the story is inside or outside the story.

first person narrator

This type of narrative perspective is a character inside the story and telling the story. They use "I" to tell the story.

omniscient

This type of third person narrative perspective can see into the minds of all the characters. It is also called 'eye of god'.

third person limited

This type of third person narrative perspective, is outside the story, but cannot see into the minds of all the characters, usually just one.

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