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the person telling the story


a person, animal, or object that an author uses in telling a story. They can be real or make-believe.


a connection between people. Characters can be friends, family, or schoolmates.


tells when and where the story happens. It is the time period and place in which a story occurs.

point of view

the view of the narrator


the atmosphere or feeling in the story


what happens in the story


an interesting thing about a character that makes them special. It could be the way they look or act.

run-on sentence

more than one complete thought put together. It is a group of words with a subject, predicate, subject, and predicate.


a group of words that does not form a complete sentence. It is a subject that is missing a predicate or a predicate that is missing a subject.


the part of the sentence that tells who or what


the part of the sentence that tells what the subject is doing

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