what happens in the story
follows events in chronological order
does not follow events in a chronological order; may use flashbacks.
the battle in the story
the turning point in the story (when Rainsford realizes he will be the prey.)
end of the story where loose ends are tied up
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions
where the plot takes place
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
the character who works against the protagonist in the story; opponent
the principal character in a work of fiction
Author directly describes character (Ben is a controlling husband.)
telling what the character is like through actions (Janet wiped up the spill hurriedly so Ben would not see it.)
a character who is well developed by the author and has many characteristics
character that stays the same.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
The narrator is an all-knowing outsider who can enter the minds of more than one of the characters.
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
Point of view in which the narrator is outside of the story - an observer
a narrator whose account of events appears to be faulty, misleadingly biased, or otherwise distorted