The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
a subdivision of an act of a play
The opening of a story,when the characters and their conflicts are introduced.
A playwright's written instructions about how the actors are to move and behave in a play (generally in italics).
the sequence of events in a story
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
a conversation between two persons
the way an author presents a character and reveals character traits - by - what a character says - what a character thinks - what a character does - how a character responds to other characters
A contrast between expectation and reality
a character's incentive or reason for behaving in a certain manner
the stereotyped character in which he is immediately known from typical characters in history
one whose character changes in the course of the play or story
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