design and ordering of events in a narrative or dramatic work
person, animal, etc. depicted in a narrative or dramatic work
implied from what others say about the character
information provided by narrator about character(s)
time and/or place of a story
central idea or message in a work of literature
moment when interest and emotional intensity reach their highest point
point of view
who is telling the story
1st person point of view
story is told by one of the characters who uses pronount "I" or "we" and who participates in much of the action
3rd person limited point of view
events are related through the eyes of one character
3rd person objective point of view
events related through the eyes of objective observer who offers no opinions or interpretations of charcters' thoughts
3rd person ominiscient point of view
narrator is all knowing; can see into the minds of all characters
struggle between opposing forces which is the basis of the plot in the story
struggle within a character
character struggles with an outside force; man against man; man against nature; man against animal, etc.
part of the plot in which complications develop and the conflict intensifies, bulding up to the climax of the story
feeling or atmosphere the writer creates for the reader; how the story makes the reader feel
attitude a writer takes towards his/her subject
shows the results of the major events and ties up loose ends
provides background information necesary to understand teh characters and their actions.
shows the results of the major events and ties up loose ends (same as denouement)
same as falling action or denouement
a writer's unique use of language that allows the reader to see his/her personality through the writer's words
way in which a piece of literature is written
narrative that springs from the imagination of the writer
prose writing about real people, places, and/or events
a work of fiction that can be read in one sitting
a type of literature
type of language not organized according to a regular metrical principle or pattern
the main character of a story
the chief opponent of the main character
a character who provides a striking contrast to another character
an implied ccomparison between two things that have something in common
a comparison between two things that are unlike but which have somthing in common. A simile uses "like" or "as" in the comparison
giving inanimate objects human characteristics
returning to an event or something that was said or done prior to the beginning of the story
hints or clues as to events that are to occur in the story
contrast in what is expected and what actually happens
a person, place, or object that represents something beyond itself
emotional response evoked by a word; suggest word meaining
literal or dictionary meaning of a word
written conversation between two or more persons
use of the senses to create images
an indirect reference to a historical or literary person, place, thing, or event which it is assumed the reader is familiar
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