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a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot's suspense
information provided by narrator about character(s)
Central idea of a work of literature
the overall feeling of a story
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
where and when the story takes place
A contrast between expectation and reality
struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance, etc.
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
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