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plot
sequence of events in a literary work
exposition
characters, setting, conflict introduced
character
person or animal who takes part in action of a literary work
setting
time and place of action of literary work
conflict
struggle between opposing forces
external conflict
OUTSIDE A CHARACTER
character vs. character
character vs. nature
character vs. technology
character vs. society
internal conflict
INSIDE A CHARACTER
conscience
decision
antagonist
villian; character who works AGAINST protagonist
protagonist
hero, central character
rising action
complication (conflict) after complication that leads to climax
climax
high point of interest in a literary work
falling action
eases tension, shows how main character resolves conflict
inference
educated guess based on evidence presented by author
infer
the act of making an inference, verb
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connotation
thoughts/feelings associated with a word
denotation
dictionary meaning