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Setting

The time and place of a story

Point of View

What point the story is told from; Who is telling the story

Omniscient

All-knowing; Knows what everyone is thinking and doing

First Person

Told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"

Third Person

Point of view in which the narrator is outside of the story - an observer

Limited

Does not know everything

Plot

the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

Conflict

opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); A problem

Exposition

The start of a story

Rising Action

Events leading up to the climax

Climax

The decisive moment in a novel or play

Falling Action

Events happening after the conflict and before the resoloution

Resoloution

The point in the story where the central conflict is resolved and the reader learns the outcome of the plot

Irony

Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

Characters

The people in the story

Round Character

Usually involved in the conflict; changes throughout the story

Flat Character

Not very importnant; does not usually change

Language & Dialect

To help define the time and setting of the story

Allegory

A story with two meanings, on literal, and the other alligorical

Symbolism

Saying something that has a symbolic meaning

Theme

The author's opinion of the topic

Diction

How a character speaks, the language they use

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