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the telling of related events arranged in a logical sequence
the pattern or sequence of events in a story
Events in the story are interrupted for events that took place in an earlier time
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
the beginning of the story; set the scene for the conflict
time and place in which the story occur
people, animals, or imaginary creatures that take part in the action of the story
causes the problem for the main character
stays the same throughout the story
changes due to events in the story
Actions, dialogue, and narrative description that reveal a sense of a character's personality to the reader.
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
clash, fight, problem or struggle in the story
character struggles against outside forces
a conflict can be internal, involving opposing forces within a person's mind.
It is the novel's highest point of action or tension. The main conflict of the novel is soon resolved.
All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
the final outcome of the story
the message or idea the author wants to communicate about life.
point of view
vantage point from which the story is told
narrator is one of the characters; uses the pronoun "I"
third person limited
narrator is not a character but focuses on one character in the story
third person omniscient
all knowing narrator
overall feeling of the story
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