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Conflict; dramatic confrontation
Agon
A reference (to some other work/historical event/personage/ etc. outside the given work)
Allusion
The other force or forces which may be essentially external or essentially internal
- another character or group of characters
- force of nature or power of universe
- society or culture
- an aspect of the protagonists own personality or value system
Antagonist
Character is developed by description, both of the character and the things they possess or inhabit, by gesture and action--what they do, and by language —what they say and what kind of language do they use to say it.
Character
A three dimensional and humanly complex character in a story, play, film, etc.
Round character
A two dimensional, simple character that embodies a single idea or quality in a story etc.
Flat character
Evolves under the pressure of events of a story etc.; changes; we recognize the consequence of events upon the character
Dynamic character
A character who does not change or develop
Static character
The moment of supreme tension
Climax
Tension between opposing forces that makes the plot move and holds events together
Conflict
The suggesting of a meaning by a word apart from the thing it explicitly names or describes; something suggested by a word or thing
Connotation
A direct specific meaning as distinct from an implied or associated idea
Denotation
Resolution of the conflict in the plot
Denouement
Verbal exchanges between characters
Diologue
Incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
Dramatic/Tragic Irony
A revelation; a moment of sudden recognition
Epiphany
Background information necessary to understand the opening situation
Exposition
Continuing action of the plot, after the climax.
Falling action
Calculated exaggeration
Hyperbole
Information that appeals to the 5 senses
Imagery
Incongruity between what actually happens and what might be expected to happen; the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning; incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result
Irony
Calculated understatement
Litotes
A direct comparison
Metaphor
A figure of speech that yokes together two seemingly contradictory elements
Oxymoron
Attributing human qualities to non-human things
Personification
An "I" tells the story
First person narrator or character-narrator
Story addressed to a you
Second person
He, she, it
Third person
The events or actions of a story, novel etc.; what happens
- Aristotle: the imitation of an action
Plot
Visual, Rhythmic, Sonic, Imagistic, Ideational
Poetry Fields
The central character of a narrative
Protagonist
Increasing tension in the conflict; suspense
Rising action
Where the story happens; time, place, scenery, physical elements
Setting
A comparison using like or as
Simile
a speech a character delivers to him or herself; thinking out loud
Soliloquy
A figure of speech which combines a literal, concrete quality with a suggestive, abstract dimension
Symbol
Illusion of reality; a true likeness
Verisimilitude
The belief that that all things are inhabited by spirits
Animism
An example that serves as pattern or model. The conceptual framework that permits the explanation and investigation of phenomena or the objects of study in a field of inquiry.
Paradigm
Prohibited by forbidden prohibition
Tabboo