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character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop
a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude. Example: Ebenezer Scrooge
the author specifically reveals traits about the character in a direct, straightforward manner.
the process by which the writer shows the character's personality through speech, actions and what others think/say
the time and place in which the story takes place
the organization of events that make up a story
a secondary plot, or a strand of the main plot that runs parallel to it and supports it
Giving human characteristics to something nonhuman
Struggle between a character and an outside force - Examples: Character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. technology, character vs. supernatural, character vs. society
The life lesson or universal truth the author wants to share through the story.
the AUTHOR'S attitude towards the audience, the subject, or the character usually shown through
dialogue and diction
A category or type of literature
stories focused on a mysterious crime, situation, or circumstance that needs to be solved
The idea or action that sets events in motion to start the plot.
a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot.
the problem of the story is resolved or worked out
the opposing force that brings conflict and is instrumental in the development of the protagonist, or main character
the central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other story
background information about the setting and the characters of the story
the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved
series of events that begin immediately after the exposition (introduction) of the story and builds up to the climax.
Story set in fictional universe, often uses magic or magical creatures
Word that imitates a sound
Compare two things with the help of the words "like" or "as."
Third person omniscient
-the narrator knows all the thoughts, actions, and feelings of all characters. The author may move from character to character to show how each one contributes to the plot.
Third person limited point of view
the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used of one thing is applied to another. For example: "all the world's a stage."
a situation that ends up in quite a different way than what is generally anticipated
using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
an advance hint of what is to come later in the story
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
moves an audience from the present moment in a chronological narrative to a scene back in time
the choice and use of words and phrases in writing
the feeling the reader gets from a story, usually shown through setting and atmosphere