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Plot graph


high point where character makes a turn for the good or for the bad


the main problem in a story, consists of several conflicts


introduction of characters, setting and background

inciting action

the single event that gets a story going


the resolution to a story


painting a picture with words


attitude the author takes toward his work


atmosphere created in the story


struggle between 2 opposing forces


all knowing narrator/point of view

3rd person limited

story's told from a slanted point of view

1st person major

main character tells the story

1st person minor

minor character tells the story


main character facing a conflict(s)


main character who opposed the protagonist


a short, concise statement of principle; expression of wise or clever observations


a natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language.

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