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Pink FICTION terms
This goes with the "Understanding Heroes" unit
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second story (or one of several additional stories);complete and interesting in their own right, sub- or parallel plots tend to broaden the reader's perspective on the main plot and enhance its overall effect (rather than diffuse it)
point at which the central conflict ends or is resolved
someone who tells a story
point of view
the vantage point from which a story is told
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our )
2nd person point of view
In second person point of view, the narrator tells the story to another character using "you," so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view
3rd person point of view
The narrator is considered to be "all knowing" and can see/hear everything in the story and can tell the reader what each characters are thinking and feeling
limited point of view
supply your own definition, the story is told from the perspective of one of the characters whose information is restricted to what he/she sees, hears, and feels.
omniscient point of view
AKA unlimited POV
a narrator who knows everything about all of the characters
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
a wicked or evil person
AKA secondary character
a character that isn't not important
AKA foil character
a character whose traits/characteristics sharply contrast with another character's; one of a
of characters whose temperaments highlights the other's; "heads and tails of the same coin"
the use of literary techniques to create/reveal a character
one whose character changes in the course of the play or story
a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
AKA fully developed
a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineated by the author.
an easily recognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author.
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