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The series of related events that make up a story or drama. The underlying structure of a story. Is constructed, composed, and artistic; not a mere sequence of events. Purposes are to convey meaning and provide an enjoyable or moving reading experience.
A character struggles against some outside force: another character, society as a whole, or some natural force
Turning point of the plot, outcome is determined, and the protagonist often changes or has an oppurtunity to change but does not
The point of greatest interest or intensity in the story. This type of climax is not related to plot structure
Plotless Short Story
In some modern fiction, plot has a relatively minor function. These works may focus instead on characterization and point of view
Indirect; showing more indirect, less quick, more attention getting. The reader has to exercise her own judgement, putting clues together to figure out what a character is like
Central character the reader focuses on; the person whose conflict sets the plot in motion
A character who has more dimensions to their personality; he/she is complex and multi faceted like a real person
A character who is not well developed, but rather one dimensional; he/she has only one or two personality traits
A character who is used as a contrast to another character; the contrast emphasizes the differences between the two characters, bringing out the distinctive qualities in each
The narrator tells a listener what they have done or said, using the personal pronoun "you"
Third Person Objective or Dramatic
The basic mode of presentng action and dialogue. The narrator reports events in a way that is analogous to a hovering or tracking motion picture camera. An impartial report
Third Person Omniscient
The narrator is outside the story, a god like observer who can tell the reader what all the characters are thinking and feeling, as well as what is happening anywhere in the story
Limited Third Person
The narrator is outside the story, but tells the story from the vantage point of only one character; the narrator can enter the mind of this chosen character but cannot tell what any other characters are thinking except by observation
The central idea or insight of a work of literature; most themes are implied rather than directly stated
The attitude a writer takes toward the reader, a subject, or a character; tone is conveyed through the writer's choice of words and details
The arrangement; the ordering, grouping, and placement of words within a phrase, clause, or sentence
When the reader or audience knows something important that a character in a story or drama does not know
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