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English Vocab 1

STUDY
PLAY
plot
a chain of events in a story
exposition
background information
rising action
plot in the story that builds to the climax
conflict
the high point of the story when the conflict is resolved
falling action
set of actions bringing the story to an end
resolution
"wrap up" of the story plot
flat character
doesn't tell a lot about the character
round character
come across as real people
protagonist
the hero or good person in the story
antagonist
the force that opposes the protagonist
tone
the author's attitude toward the subject of his/her writing
setting
where a story takes place
first person
story told from the "I" point of view
third person
story told from the "he she they" point of view
point of view
position from which the story is told to the reader
symbolism
something that stands for something else
short story
a piece of prose that can be read in one sitting
climax
the problem in a story
internal
self
external
man v. man/nature/society
foreshadowing
telling what the resolution is
suspense
a state in which you know something that the main character doesn't know
mood
the feeling of the story
direct characterization
tells a lot about the character's personality
indirect characterization
tells very little about the character's personality
dynamic character
is a character that undergoes a change in the story
static
stereotype
narrator
person telling the story
voice
someone besides the narrator telling the story
limited
certain # of people
omniscient
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