← Elements of Fiction Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All conflict The basic predicament or challenge that propels a story's plot complications plot events that plunge the protagonist further into conflict rising action the part of a plot in which the drama intensifies, rising to climax climax plots most dramatic and revealing moment/turning point falling action part after climax when drama subsides and conflict is resolved plot series of events that give a story its meaning and effect protagonist story's main character and central agent in generating a story's plot antagonist character or force in conflict with protagonist round character complex, fully developed character often prone to change flat character a 1-dimensional character characterization process by which an author presents and develops a character character representation of a human being or another creature setting time and place social context significant cultural issues affecting story's setting mood underlying mood or atmosphere produced by a story point of view source and scope of narrative voice narrative voice voice of narrator Point of view character character focused most closely by narrator, or in 1st person view, the narrator himself Style language conventions used to construct the story like: diction, sentence structure, phrasing, dialogue, etc. diction author's choice or words voice communicative effect created by author's style tone attitude that story creates toward subject matter theme meaning or concept after reading a piece of fiction answers the question "What did you learn from this?" image sensory impression used to create meaning in story visual imagery imagery of sight aural imagery imagery of sound olfactory imagery imagery of smell tactile imagery imagery of touch gustatory imagery imagery of taste symbol an object that carries meanings essential to the story can be universal allegory work of fiction in which symbols, characters, and events come to represent a different situation.