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a series of events in a narrative that is carefully constructed by the author for artistic purpose; a series of related incidents that build upon one another as the story develops meant to entertain the reader
plotless short story
modern creation that is pleasurable to read as it describes the characters in a situation but does not employ the devlopment or resolution of a conflict
in media ras
the story is opened in the middle of the action and then information about the beginning of teh action is supplied to the reader through flashbacks and other devices for exposition
background info on the characters, setting, and other events necessary for understanding the story (conflict introduced)
the turning point in the plot at which the outcome of the action is determined; often,the protagonist changes or has an oppurtunity to change at this point, after thise point the conflict begins to come to an end
the events following the technical climax in which the outcome is actually worked out; works out the decision that was arrived at durring the technical climax
four functions of setting
1)help in understanding of the characters and their actions 2) help create mood and atmosphere 3) facilitate plot development by being invloved in the conflict 4) state time and place
a technique authors use that uses the setting, or nature, to parallel or mirror the mood of a character or the story
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