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The beginning part of a plot that gives info about characters, setting, and conflict.
A struggle or clash between opposing characters/forces.
Internal Conflict
When a struggle takes place in the character's mind.
External Conflict
A character struggles against and outside force. Man vs Man. Man vs Nature. Man vs Society.
The protagonist tries to solve the problem, but meets another problem.
The moment of great emotional intensity or suspense and right before the conflict is resolved.
Falling Action
The part of the plot after the climax when events in the story lead to the conclusion.
All the struggles are over.
A way to describe a story using one or two words.
The main idea of a story stated in a sentence or two.
The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story.
Direct Characterization
The author tells us what the character is like by describing him/her.
Indirect Characterization
You decide what the character is like by the actions the writer makes the character take: appearance, speech, actions, thoughts, reactions.
Static Character
A character who does not change in the story.
Dynamic Character
A character who changes as a result of the story's events.
Round Character
A character who has many different character traits.
Flat Character
A character who has only one or two main character traits.
First Person Point of View
One of the characters is telling the story. We only know what that character knows.
Third Person Point of View
The narrator tells the story by observing a character and telling us about him/her.
Third Person Onmiscient
The narrator tells us what everyone is thinking in the story.
The time and place of a story.
Functions of Setting
Source of Conflict
Reveals Character
Creates Mood
Provides Background
A difference between what you expect to happen and what really happens.
Verbal Irony
When a writer/characters says something but it means something different.
Situational Irony
A difference between what you expect to happen and what really does happen.
Dramatic Irony
When the reader, you, knows something a character in the story does not.