15 terms

Narrative Essay Terms

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Context
the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
Engages
to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons): He engaged her in conversation.
Characterization
the act of creating and developing a character
Dialogue
a conversation between two persons
Focus
a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity
Relevant
having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
Plot
The sequence of events in a story
Character
A person, animal, object, natural or supernatural force that plays a role in a story
Setting
The time and place of a story
Conflict
(1) A struggle between opposing forces. (2) Causes the action that moves the plot
Hook
something that attracts attention or serves as an enticement
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
Suspense
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
Voice
the real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker
Resolution
the outcome of the conflict in a plot