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Plot
The events or what happens in a story.
Exposition
The information given at the start of the story that enables the reader to understand the plot.
Internal Conflict:
A problem that takes place inside a character's head. It is a choice or decision that has to be made or an emotion to be overcome.
External Conflict:
A problem that takes place outside of the character’s head. It a struggle against a force that must be overcome
Climax:
The highest point of action in a story.
Dénouement:
The ending of the story when all of the conflicts have been solved.
Suspense
The quality in a story that makes the reader want to know what will happen next.
Foreshadowing:
A clue placed in a story that hints at what will happen later.
Irony:
A joke played by fate or a strange humor.
Cliche:
Something that is easily recognizable because it is overused.
Direct Characterization
When the author comes right out and tells the audience about the character.
Indirect Characterization:
The character’s personality is shown through their appearence.
Examples: Clothing, Facial Features
Indirect Characterization:
The character’s personality is shown through their actions.
Indirect Characterization:
The character’s personality is shown through their words.
Indirect Characterization:
The character’s personality is shown through reactions of other characters.
Stock/ Flat Character
Character demonstrates one side to their personality.
A stereotype.
Round Characters
Character demonstrates many sides (emotions) to thier personality.
Static Character
The personality stays the sane.
Dynamic Characters
The character undergoes a major personality change.
Symbolism:
Something that represents a deeper meaning.
Theme:
The underlying message revealed in the story
Protagonist:
The hero or main character of a story.
Antagonist:
The "villian" of a story or the one who is against the protagonist.
Antihero:
A hero who does not have the typical qualities of a hero.
First Person Point of View
Uses the words I, Me, My, We, Our
Second Person Point of View
Uses the words you and your.
Third Person Point of View
Uses the words he, she, they, and the name.
Limited Third Person Point of View
Gives the thoughts and feelings of one character.
Omniscient
Gives the thoughts and feelings of many characters.
It is like an all knowing God that can go into every characters head.
Setting
The time and place of a story.
Anachronism
Something that does not fit within the time setting.