Maddock Freshmen Short Story Test

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exposition

it introduces the setting, characters, and basic situation of a literary work

internal conflict

a struggle between opposing forces that takes place within a character

character

person or animal involved in the action of a story

climax

the high point of interest and suspense

point of view

the vantage point from which a story is told

indirect characterization

type of characterization where the author shows a character's traits

direct characterization

type of characterization where the author states a character's traits

plot

sequence of events in a literary work

theme

central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work

foreshadowing

use in a literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur

atmosphere

the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage

setting

the time and place of the action of a literary work

resolution

the end of the central conflict

external conflict

the struggle of a character against outside forces

fiction

involves imaginary characters and events

conflict

a struggle between opposing forces; might be internal or external

Saki

wrote "The Interlopers"

O. Henry

wrote "The Gift of the Magi"

Guy de Maupassant

wrote "The Necklace"

James Hurst

wrote "The Scarlet Ibis"

Mark Twain

wrote "The Invalid's Story"

Clara

in "Uncle Marcos" admires Marcos and listens to him

the people of the town

in "Uncle Marcos" opinions of Marcos changes from strange to inappropriate to admiration

Severo

in "Uncle Marcos" tolerates bailing Marcos out of problems but seems to consider Marcos a disgrace to the family

the people on the ship

in "Uncle Marcos" quickly took a liking to Marcos and saved his body after his death

Cousin Antonieta

in "Uncle Marcos" rather upset at Marcos's attempts at wooing her

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