Literary Terms

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narrator

a person telling a story

first-person narrative

a form of writing in which the story is told from the perspective of a character in the story

third-person narrative

a form of writing in which the story is told from on omniescient point of view; all characters are referred to as "he" or "she."

plot

the sequence of events that make up a literary work; the structure of the story

setting

the background (as time and place) of the action of a story or play

gothic

a style of literature emphasizing the grotesque, mysterious and desolate

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