Short story

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Short story

a brief narrative; includes tales, fables, parables, and anectotes.

preface

an introductory statement or essay at book's beginning in which author introduces work to the reader, provides information needed to understand book's purpose, and makes acknowledgments.

epilogue

concluding section that completes the purpose of a story.

Setting

time and place in which story takes place

Characterization

describing characters with very details.

Static character

character who does not learn or grow or develop by story's end

Dynamic Character

character who learns and grows and develops by story's end

flat character

lesser character about whom little information is given (not well-developed)

round character

character about whom much information,such a thoughts,feelings, and action is given (developed)

antagonist

goes against main character

protagonist

main character

minor character

lesser character who also develops the main character by showing what minor character thinks, feels, and says about the major characters

narrator

the one(author or first-person character) who gives the account of the story

mood

the feeling/emotions

tone

the attitude of the writer toward his subject (writer-based)

author

the writer of the story, essay, novella, novel, etc.

irony

difference between what appears to be true and what really is

climax

point of greatest intensity or interest in story; the turning point, where character decides his final actions and influences the eventual outcome

conflict

the problem which must be solved by the protagonist: man vs. man / man vs. society / man vs. nature / man vs. himself / man vs. supernatural

point of view

vantage point from which the story is told: first person, third person, third person omniscient

theme

the central idea or moral or lesson of the story; what the reader discovers by the story's end, which provides him/her with deeper insights about life, people and him/herself

flashback

present action in interrupted to show past events

foreshadowing

hints of what is to come later in the story; clues which lead the reader logically from one event to subsequent events

plot

sequence of events which occur in the story; what happens

subplot

a secondary situtation and conflict less important than the main plot of the story

symbolism

an object or action which represents something greater than itself; expressed in the form of object to idea

personification

giving human qualities / attributes to inanimate objects or animals or ideas, as if they can think or speak or act

exposition

the phase in the story in which characters are introduce, setting is established, and background information is given

rising action

the phase in the story in which the conflict is introduced

falling action

the point in the story in which the problem has begun to work itself out

resolution

the phase in the story in which the problem is solved

first person pov

the narrator is a character from the story that can tell what they see, hear, think, and feel

3rd-person limited

the narrator is an outsider who is limited to reporting the thoughts and feelings of one character

3rd person objective

the narrator is an outsiders from the story who can only tell you what they see and hear(not the thoughts or feelings of any character

omnicient

the narrator is ALL-KNOWING

simile

using "like or "as" to compare two unalike things.

metaphor

using "is or "was" to compare two unalike things

hyperbole

when an author exaggerates to get a point across

5 types of conflict

person vs person. person vs nature
person vs self person vs fate/god
person vs society

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