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Provides background information that includes where the story takes place
Another word for "story" or "storyline"
Problem or struggle that the main character, or characters, attempts to overcome
The main message or life lesson that the author is trying to explain about human nature, people, or society
The highest point of interest and emotion in the story; the conflict is usually resolved. The character usually faces the conflict directly.
Wraps up and concludes the story; feels like "the end"
The person telling the story
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told (1st person, 3rd person)
the beginning of a story where the characters and setting is introduced
Little or no falling action; the reader is left with unanswered questions
The central, or main, character of the story
The opponent or enemy of the protagonist
A person in a story that has a role.
Events that build up to the climax; the conflict is a part of this and "drives" the story line.
Events that wind down or wrap up the story; leads to the resolution
Refers to a conflict in which a character is against or dealing with an outside force
Refers to a conflict in which a character is fighting a force from with himself or herself, such as emotions or decisions
changes in some important way as a result of the story's action.
A character who does not change during the story.
A character with about one or two character traits that can usually be summed up in a single sentence.
a complex character with both positive and negative qualities that is not easily defined or described
man vs. man
the protagonist opposing the antagonist
man vs. nature
a character opposing a force of the earth such as weather or an animal
man vs. self
a character that faces an inner struggle or decision; emotions that a character feels
man vs. society
a character opposes a community, group, or rule of law
third person omniscient
A story in which the narrator is all-knowing; the narrator can see everything and even knows thoughts and feelings of others
third person limited
A story in which the narrator 's perspective can see most things, but not everything; uses "he", "she", "they";knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
A story that is written from a character's perspective; uses "I", "my", "we", "us", etc.
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