a pattern or form that does not change.
the high point, or turning point, in a story-usually the most intense point.
using a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of is literal or normal meaning.
the action of a play or story that works out the decision arrived at during the climax.
a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun or human vice or weakness.
giving hints and clues of what is to come later in a story.
a form of literature intended to mock a particular literary work or its style.
the main character or hero of the story.
the person or thing working against the protagonist, or hero, of the work.
writing that is intended to make clear, or explain, something that might otherwise be difficult to understand.
a reference in literature to a familiar person, place, thing, or event.
the final solution or outcome of a play or story.
Point of View
the vantage point from which the story is told
the portion of the story where the problem is solved.
writing that is intended to make clear, or explain, something that might otherwise be difficult to understand
the problem or struggle in a story that triggers the action.
a struggle between two characters or things in the story and exists outside the character
a struggle within one character and the struggle exists inside that character
when the narrator is telling the story from his/her point of view, the word "I" is present outside of quotes
3rd person limited
when the narrator is telling the story about one character that is not him/herself and is limited to the knowledge of that character
3rd person Omniscient
when the narrator knows what is happening to every character, all-knowing
when a portion of the story goes back in time
3rd person objective
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 development of the story line from start to finish
a story inside another a story
introduces the central conflict
words are used to suggest the opposite of their usual meaning
there is a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the audience or reader knows to be the truth
irony of situation
an event that occurs that directly contradicts the expectation of the character or the reader
the importance of a title