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the arrangement of incidents that ideally plausibly follow from the other
plot
occurs when hints or clues are used to show the audience/reader anticipation in the reader of events to come
foreshadowing
(creates plot) the struffle w/in the plot between opposing forces. The protagonist engages a conflict with the antagonist.
conflict
the conflict reaches a turning point. At this point the opposing forces in the story meet and the conflict becomes most intense. This occurs before or at the same time as the climax
crisis
this is the result of the crisis. it is the high point of the story for the reader. Frequently, it is the moment of the highest interest and greatest emothion. it is the point at which the outcome of the conflict can be predicted
climax
the events after the climax which close the story
falling action
rounds out and concludes the action
resolution
the main character in a story
protagonist
the character or force that opposes the protagonist
antagonist
the narrator is a character in the story who can reveal only personal thoughts and feels and what he or she sees and is told by other characters. he can't tell us thoughts of other characters
first person
the narrator is an outsider who can report only what he or she sees or hears . this narrator can tell us what is happening but he cant tell us the thoughts of the characters
third person objective
the narractor is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the chracters
third person limited
the narrator is an all knowing outsider who can enter the minds of more than one of the characters
omnisceient
this is the contrast betweeen what is expected or what appears to be an what actually is
irony
the contrast between what is said and what is actuall meant
verbal irony
refers to a happening that is the opposite of what is expected or intended
situational irony
this occurs when the audience/reader knows more than the character knows
dramatic irony
the authors attitude stated or emplied toward a subject
tone
the climate of feeling in a literary work
mood