point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
first person point of view
the narrator is a character in the story and used words like I, me, we
Point of view in which narrator exists outside of all characters, but is privy to the feelings and thoughts of one character, presenting only the actions of all remaining characters
Point of view in which an omniscient narrator, with a godlike knowledge, is privy to the thoughts and actions of any or all characters.
the main character, who must overcome obstacles and resolve the conflict
literally meaning the action of untying, a denouement is the final outcome of the main complication in a play or story.
a character who does not change at all, or who remains almost entirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story
the quality of the story that makes the reader curious and excited about what will happen next
the general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals
The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
the problems that come up during a story as characters try to resolve the conflict
a contrast between expectation and reality
In this type of irony, facts or events are unknown to a character in a play or a piece of fiction but known to the reader, audience, or other characters in the work
The contrast between what is said and what is actually meant.
an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot