the protagonist is involved in a conflict
sets the scene, introduces the main character, provides background information
a new conflict
the central character
opposes the protagonist
hints of what's to come
moment of high tension
the moment of greatest tension
in medias res
beginning in the middle of things
a scene re-lived
a moment of insight
story of initiation
a character experiencing a moment of maturity
a narrator tells the story - it can be a major character or a minor character
all-knowing; seeing into all the characters; omniscient; seeing into one major character; seeing into one minor character; objective (not seeing into any characters)
stream of consciousness
a procession of thoughts passing through the mind
why a character does what he or she does
the author's attitude towards his subject
the speaker's meaning if far from the usual meaning of the words
diction, sentence style, coice (formal or casual, distant or intimate, passionate or restrained), amount of irony
whatever idea or insight the entire story reveals
something that means more than itself
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