elements of fiction and literature term review
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the series of events that make up a story
the opening of story where the setting, main character/s, and conflict are introduced.
the part of the plot where the character/s struggles with the conflict. the suspense builds this part of the story. (most of the story is the rising action.)
the part of the plot where the conflict.
the end of the plot where loose ends are tied up. often, what was unexplained is often explained here.
point of view
the angle of vision from which a story is narrator
the point of view is from a character or observer in the story itself.
the narrator is outside and can only know the thoughts of one character.
the time and place that a story takes place.
a struggle faced by a main character in a story.
person vs. self
the main character feels conflicted; he/she may need to make a difficult decision
person vs. person
the main character faces an opponent of some kind
person vs. nature
the main character struggles against some natural force like a hurricane
person vs. society
the main character struggles against a larger group, representing his/her society.
the message, point or "so what?" of a literary piece.
the thoughts, feelings, actions, and dialogue that an author uses to create central figures.
the main character who the reader is generally in favor.
the character who challenges or goes against the protagonist.
the author or narrator's attitude toward the subject
the atmosphere of the story
the reason a writer decides to write about a specific topic.
when a person says something that is other than he/she means
the events turn out other than one would expect.
the audience/reader knows or understands something that the character does not.
when the author provides hints of what is to come.
a form, category or type of writing.
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