English Short Story Terminology
Stays the same throughout the story.
Not much depth; do not learn a lot about the character.
Makes a character change; transforms.
A lot learned; depth; important and portrayed in depth.
Narrator tells reader about a character.
Learning about a character through their words and actions, through the words and actions of another character, or the setting.
Most exciting and tense point of the story; the point of no return.
A story that ends at the climax; no resolution is provided.
A piece of the plot that makes it interesting; adds conflict to make it more difficult.
A problem in the story.
Outside the character.
Inside the character.
Explains and sets up the story; background information; introduces characters, setting, etc.
Starting to wrap up the action of the story; tumbling into place.
A comparison using "like" or "as".
Comparison of two things without "like" or "as".
A hint to future events.
Something about the situation does not fit.
The audience knows something that the characters do not.
Sarcasm; using words with two meanings.
"I" narrator tells the story; only see one characters POV.
"He," "she," :they"; not inside the story, unless told as a flashback.
Knows the thoughts and feelings of one or a few characters.
All seeing; all knowing.
The person who tells the story.
What happens in the story; makes a complete story.
Story comes to a close; conflict is resolved.
Action in building; gaining details.
When, where, weather, situation; time and place.
Creating a sensation that something is about to happen.
Object that stands for and represents something else.
What the author wants you to take away from the story.
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