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Character
a person or animal in a story, play, or another literary work
Dynamic character
a character that changes as a result of a story's events
Static character
a charater that does not change much in the course of a work
Protaganist
the main character in a work of literature
Antagonist
the character opposing the protagonist
Setting
the time and place of a story, play, or narrative poem
Point of view
the vantage point from which the story is told
Theme
a main idea in a work of literature
Plot
the series of related events that make up a story
Exposition
the part/kind of writing that explains or gives information
Rising action
part of the plot where the plot becomes increasingly complicated and leads up to the climax
Climax
the point in a story that creates the greatest suspense or interest
Falling action
part of the plot where the conflict is resolved -- the outcome of the climax occurs here
Resolution
the part of the story in which the conflict is resolved and the story is brought to a close
Conflict
a struggle between opposing characters/forces
Internal conflict
a struggle which takes place within a character's own mind
External conflict
a character struggles with (an) outside force(s), which may be another character, society - as well as a whole - or a natural force
Irony
a contrast between expectation and reality
Foreshadowing
the use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in a plot
Flashback
interruption in the present action of a plot to show events that happenend at an earlier time
Symbolism
a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well
Dialogue
conversation between 2 or more characters
Mood
the state of mind a character is in/ the state of mind(s) the story gives the effect of(dark, mysterious, light-hearted, etc.)
Diction
a writer or speaker's choice of words
Narration
the point of view/kind of writing that tells a story