A person or animal in a story, a play, or another literary work
Secondary character sometimes in conflict with the protagonist
The series of related events that make up a story / what happense in a story
The point in a story that creates the greatest suspense or interest
An unexpected development or turn of events
The time and place of story, play or narrative poem
A main idea a work of literature; an idea or message that the writer wishes to convey on the subject
Point of view
The vantage point from which a story is told
First person narrator
The story is told by one of the characters as he experienced it--pronoun "I" is used
The narrator knows all in the story telling what he wishes
The final part of the story in which the confilct is resolved and the story is brought to a close
A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces which may be an external conflict or internal conflict
The use of hints and clues suggesting events that will occur later in the plot
Contrast between expectation and reality; can be tragic, moving or funny; 3 types: verbal, dramatic, situational
Interruption in the present action of a plot to show events that happened at an eariler time
The overall atmosphere or feeling of a work of literature such as happy, scary, or sad
The attitude a writer takes toward his / her subject, characters, and audience; a writer's tone might be humorous, sincere, or sarcastic
A person, place, or thing that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself
Type of narrator who tells what happens in the story without adding his / her attitudes or emotions
Type of narrator who tells what happens in the story, including his own attitudes and emotions
Type of 3rd person narrator where the narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character
Type of character that is only briefly presented in a story and the reader learns very little about the character
Type of character which is fully developed within the story through description and action
Type of character that changes as a result of the story's events
Type of character that does not change much in the course of a story's events
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