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A technique that increases suspense by letting readers know more about the dramatic situation that the characters know
Background material about the characters, setting, and dramatic situation with which the author introduces the essentials of the story to the reader
The part of the story, following the climax and leading to the resolution, in which there is a sharp decline in dramatic tension
A writing technique that gives readers clues about events that will happen later in the story.
A particular tone created when the speaker intends a meaning that is opposite to the words he or she says
In media res
A latin term meaning "in the midst of things" that describes a plot that starts at a moment of high action in the middle of the stor and provides the reader with necessary background information later on
a secondary storyline involving secondary characters that parallels or contrasts with the main plot involving the central characters
the story's main ideas, the message that the author intends to communicate by telling the story
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