BERTA MHS Literary Terms Review

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Plot graph

climax

high point where character makes a turn for the good or for the bad

complication

the main problem in a story, consists of several conflicts

exposition

introduction of characters, setting and background

inciting action

the single event that gets a story going

denouement

the resolution to a story

imagery

painting a picture with words

tone

attitude the author takes toward his work

mood

atmosphere created in the story

conflict

struggle between 2 opposing forces

omniscient

all knowing narrator/point of view

3rd person limited

story's told from a slanted point of view

1st person major

main character tells the story

1st person minor

minor character tells the story

protagonist

main character facing a conflict(s)

antagonist

main character who opposed the protagonist

aphorism

a short, concise statement of principle; expression of wise or clever observations

idiom

a natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language.

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