The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication.
The most prominent of the characters who oppose the protagonist in a narrative or drama. He/she is often a villian seeking to frustrate the protagonist, can also be a force of nature
the highest point in a series of dramatic actions, the turning point of the dramatic action at which point the outcome of the play becomes inevitable, followed by the denounement
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
The basic argument advanced by a speaker or writer who then attempts to prove it; the subject or major argument of a speech or composition.
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
2nd person narration
when you become involved within the plot; the narrator tells YOU whats happening to YOU
If the speaker knows everything including the actions, motives, and thoughts of all the characters, the speaker is referred to as omniscient (all-knowing). If the speaker is unable to know what is in any character's mind but his or her own, this is called limited omniscience