A character who undergoes an important and basic change in personality or outlook.
typically a secondary character; a character who is not developed and may represent a stereotype
a character who is developed enough throughout the text to seem like a "real" person; the author gives us details about thoughts and personality
all of the events that follow the high point (climax) in the story and lead to resolution
the outcome or result of a complex situation or sequence of events occurring near the end of the plot; a French word meaning "unknotting" or "unwinding"
first person point of view
the narrator of the story is a character in the story; uses pronouns like "I" and "me;" cannot always be trusted
second person point of view
the author is speaking directly to the reader and uses the pronoun "you;" used mostly for directions or instructions
third person omniscient point of view
the narrator is an outsider to the story who knows the thoughts, feelings, and actions of many characters; uses pronouns like "they," "he," and "she"
third person limited point of view
the narrator is an outsider to the story but can only tell what they characters are doing and saying; cannot tell characters' thoughts or feelings; uses pronouns like "they," "he," and "she"
a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as another character, nature, or society
a struggle that takes place in a character's mind, such as making a major decision or finding a solution to a problem
a conversation between characters; can be used to reveal information about characters or advance the plot
the narrator or a character in the story tells us what we need to know about a character
we find out about characters indirectly through thoughts, comments, or actions of the characters
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to a person, idea, or object to which it is not literally applicable
the writer's attitude toward a subject, character, or audience, conveyed through choice of words and detail, such as serious, humorous, sarcastic, or witty
thoughts and emotions associated with a particular word or phrase; how a word makes us feel
character, with generalized traits that represents how people think a group of people acts, but does not represent the individual.