Short Stories and Novels

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rising action

events leading up to the climax

falling action

events after the climax, leading to the resolution

main idea

what a piece of writing is mainly about

summary

a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form

excerpt

a passage selected from a larger work

tone

the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

mood

is the emotional attitude the author takes toward his subject

climax

an arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power. Often the last emphatic word in one phrase or clauses is repeated as the first emphatic word of the next.

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