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series of interrelated events beginning with a conflict and ending with a conclusion of a resolution of the conflict
methods of characterization
1. direct description by the narrator
2. what the character says
3. what the character does.
4. what the character thinks
5. what the other characters say, do, and think about the character
the story is told by one of the characters in his or her own words. uses the pronoun I to refer to himself or herself
the narrator is not a character in the story. only tells of what the character does or says. they can't read the minds of the characters
third person omniscient
not a character; can tell what can be seen and heard, but also what the characters think.
contrast between the audience or reader understands and what teh characvter understands (surprise)
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