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Characterization
A person, animal, or thing in a story, play, or other litrary work.
Character
The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story.
Static character
One who does not change much during the story.
Dynamic character
One who changes as a result of the story's events.
Six ways to reveal a character:
by letting the reader hear the character speak.
by describing how the character looks and dresses.
by letting the reader listen to the character's inner thoughts and feelngs.
by revealing what other people in the story think or say about the character.
by showing the reader what the character does--how he or she acts.
by telling the reader directly what the character's personality is like (cruel, kind, sneaky, brave, etc.).
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Protagonist
The main character in literature. This character can be good or bad.
Antagonist
Any character that opposes the protagonist (main character) in the story.
Setting
The time and place of the story or play.
Plot
The series of related events that make up a story.
Conflict
A struggle or clash between opposing characters, or between opposing forces.
External conflict
A character struggles against some outside force. This force might be another character, or society as a whole, or a natural force.
Internal conflict
Conflict that takes place within the character's own mind. It is a struggle between opposing needs or desires or emotions.
Foreshadowing
The use of clues or hints suggesting events that will occur later in the plot.
Theme
A main idea of a work of literature. This is the idea that the writer wishes to convey about a subject.