Flat vs Round Characters
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exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
A character's incentive or reason for behaving in a certain manner; that which impels a character to act
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
Point of view in which the narrator is outside of the story - an observer
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Central idea of a work of literature
Event that introduces the central conflict
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.