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15 terms

2nd Quarter Literature Terms

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theme
recurring idea or central insight mirrored in the story's conflict and characters
moral
simple statement that teaches a simple truth
implicitly
theme is subtly woven throughout the story's elements
explicitly
the author tells the reader the theme outright
omniscient point of view
author tells the reader the characters thoughts and motives
limited-omniscient point of view
author gets inside the head of one of the story's characters
first person point of view
author becomes one of the characters
plot
series of events arranged to produce a definite sense of movement toward a specific goal
exposition
introduces the setting, characters, and situation
inciting moment
event that sets the conflict in motion
rising action
the main character faces complications in the story
crisis
moment of greatest suspense
falling action
follows the crisis, the details of the story come together
final moment of suspense
immediately precedes the denouement
denouement
resolution