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when the author tells the reader directly about a character it is called _________
when the author shows the character in action and lets readers draw their own conclusions, it is called _____
the moment when the action comes to its highest point of dramatic conflict. Most often, the climax occurs before the actual ending of the story
verbal representation of characters, sconce, or action, used to make the story more vivid for the reader
the actual words that characters speak. Authors use dialogue skillfully the short story to portray character and to dramatize conflict
a technique that increases suspense by letting readers know more bout the dramatic situation than the characters know
background material about the characters, setting, and dramatic situation with which the author introduces the essentials of the stories 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
the use of selected details to describe one thing in terms of another. this helps suggest additional meanings and feelings
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