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Literary Terms Part 2
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The person telling the story
Point of view
The way the events are conveyed to the reader. It is the vantage point
1st person narration
The narrator is a character in the story and only knows the thoughts and feelings of that character
3rd person limited
The narrator is not a character in the story and shares the thoughts of only a few characters, or only one
3rd person objective
The narrator is not in the story and does not know any thoughts or feelings of any characters
3rd person omniscient
The narrator is not a character in the story but knows the thoughts and feelings of all characters
The implied attitude of the narrator or author towards the subject
A story that provides a vehicle or frame for telling other stories
The method used by a writer to develop an individual in a work of literature
The method of characterization used by writer in which they use specific words that directly inform the reader how to think or feel about a character
The method of characterization used by writer that reveals his or her own opinion of the character and shows other details that provide clues about the character's personality
The main character or hero of the story
The character, thing, or force working against the protagonist
a character who is absolutely necessary to the work. He or she usually appears frequently in the story
A character who does not appear that often and is not very necessary to the text as a main character. This individual could be removed from the story without a dramatic change in outcome
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