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The sequence of events in a narrative work.
An authors introduction of the characters, setting, and conflict at the beginning of a story, novel, or play.
The part of the plot where complications to the conflict develop and increase reader interest.
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspense in the plot of a literary work. The point where we find who wins the conflict-protagonist or the antagonist. Turning Point
In a play or story, the action that follows the climax.
The ending of the story, the conclusion where everything is resolved.
The central character in a literary work, around whom the main conflict revolves.
A person or force in society or nature that opposes the protagonist, or central character, in a story or drama.
Characters central to the story and are typically fully developed.
Characters who display few personality traits and are used to help develop the story.
The time and place in which the events of a literary work occur; includes too the ideas, customs, values and beliefs of a particular time and place.
The struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama.
Inside the mind of the character.
Between a character and something outside himself.
An authors use of clues to prepare readers for events that will happen later in the story.
The main idea or message of a story, poem, novel, or play often expressed as a general statement about life.
A contrast or discrepancy between appearance and reality, or between what is expected and what actually happens
when a person says one thing but means another; includes sarcasm.
When the audience or readers know something that the characters do not.
Any person, animal, place, object, or event that exists on literal level within a work but also represents something on a figurative level. Symobolism is the method of using symbols to suggest meaning.
An interruption in the chronological order of a narrative to describe an even that happened earlier.
A character who provides a strong contrast to another character, usually a main character, thus calling attention to the strengths or weakness of a character.
The emotional quality of a literary work.
The person who tells a story. A character in the story , telling the story using 1st person point of view.
Point of View
The perspective from which a story is told.
I, we point of view using a narrator.
You point of view; author/narrator directly addresses the reader.
He, She, They, Characters name
3rd person limited
The reader is limited to one characters viewpoint (thoughts, experiences, etc.)
3rd person Omniscient
The reader is not limited to only one characters viewpoint.
The method a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character.
When the writer makes explicit descriptions about a character.
When the reader learns about a character through the character's words, thoughts, actions, or what other characters say about him/her.
A character who reveals only one or two personality trait throughout the story. Also often known as an undeveloped, or simple character.
A character who shows varied and often contradictory character traits. Often known as a developed or complex character.
A character who changes over the course of the story.
A character who does not change over the course of a story.
A flat character of a familiar and often-repeated type, also known as a stereotype.