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Plot and Narration Elements

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denouement
The resolution or outcome of the story.
climax
The suspenseful event which decides the outcome.
internal
________conflict is inside one character's heart and mind.
external
________conflict is between a characters and an external force (other character or entity).
turning point
An event which creates a change in the plot.
twist
An unexpected surprise ending.
foreshadowing
Clues in the story about what will happen later.
suspense
Tension or the reader's desire to find out "what will happen next?"
narrative perspective
This is the same as narrative point of view (P.O.V.) It refers to whether the voice telling the story is inside or outside the story.
first person narrator
This type of narrative perspective is a character inside the story and telling the story. They use "I" to tell the story.
omniscient
This type of third person narrative perspective can see into the minds of all the characters. It is also called 'eye of god'.
third person limited
This type of third person narrative perspective, is outside the story, but cannot see into the minds of all the characters, usually just one.