character or force in conflict with the main character
the act of creating and developing a character.
high point of interest or suspense
a struggle between opposing forces
establishes the setting, identifies the characters, and introduces the basic situation.
all of the events that occur after the climax in a story.
the narrator is a character in the story, we see the story through his or her eyes.
section of a literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to relate an event from an earlier time.
use of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur; creates suspense by making the reader wonder what will happen next.
literary technique that involves surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions
the feeling created in the ready by a literary work or passage.
reason that explains, or partially explains a character's thoughts, feelings, actions, or speech.
a long work of fiction
a type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics.
the sequence of events in a literary work.
the main character in a literary work
any events that occur during the falling action of a story.
all the events that occur before the climax of a story.
time and place of the action
a feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work.
a central message, concern, or insight into life expressed in a literary work.
Third person limited
the narrator is not a character, but he or she presents the story from the perspective of one of the characters. That character's thoughts, feelings, and experiences are the focus of attention.
Third person omniscient
the narrator is not a character in the story but views the events of the story through they eyes of more than one of the characters.
the attitude toward the subject and audience conveyed by the language and rhythm of the speaker in a literary work.
an author's reason for creating a particular work
a statement known to be true
someone's personal beliefs about a topic
(Main Conflict) the central idea in a piece of writing. The point the author wants you to remember
the most important details from a piece of writing
facts, examples, statistics, and quotations used to prove the author's message