the opposite of what is expected
The main idea of the story
something that stands for something else
comparison using "like" or "as"
The time and place of a story
the development of the story line from start to finish
a comparison without using like or as
the main character
The character that the main character (protagonist) struggles against.
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
problem in the story
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot.
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
a story's atmosphere or the feeling it evokes
when the author forms an image in your mind
events leading up to the climax
when the narrator is telling the story from his/her point of view, the word "I" is present outside of quotes
when the narrator is telling the story about one character that is not him/herself and is aware of other characters' actions and possibly their thoughts
the writer tells us directly what a character's personality is like
the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
A message about life that can be understood by most cultures.
(v.) to restate in other words
story of a person's life written by another person
Story of a person's life written by that person