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it introduces the setting, characters, and basic situation of a literary work

internal conflict

a struggle between opposing forces that takes place within a character


person or animal involved in the action of a story


the high point of interest and suspense

point of view

the vantage point from which a story is told

indirect characterization

type of characterization where the author shows a character's traits

direct characterization

type of characterization where the author states a character's traits


sequence of events in a literary work


central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work


use in a literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur


the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage


the time and place of the action of a literary work


the end of the central conflict

external conflict

the struggle of a character against outside forces


involves imaginary characters and events


a struggle between opposing forces; might be internal or external


wrote "The Interlopers"

O. Henry

wrote "The Gift of the Magi"

Guy de Maupassant

wrote "The Necklace"

James Hurst

wrote "The Scarlet Ibis"

Mark Twain

wrote "The Invalid's Story"


in "Uncle Marcos" admires Marcos and listens to him

the people of the town

in "Uncle Marcos" opinions of Marcos changes from strange to inappropriate to admiration


in "Uncle Marcos" tolerates bailing Marcos out of problems but seems to consider Marcos a disgrace to the family

the people on the ship

in "Uncle Marcos" quickly took a liking to Marcos and saved his body after his death

Cousin Antonieta

in "Uncle Marcos" rather upset at Marcos's attempts at wooing her

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