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Plot
The particular arrangement of actions, events and situations that unfold in a narrative.
Dramatic situation
The basic conflict that initiates a work or establishes a scene.
Expostition
The opening portionof a narrative or drama.The scene is set and characters are introduced
complication/rising action
a conflict that arises between charactures or an inner conflict of the main characture.
Climax
The momement of the greatest intensity of the story usually near the end of the work
Denouement
Resolution or the conclusion of a literary work plot complications are unraveled after climax
Setting
Time and place of a literary work.
Gothic
a genre that creates terror and suspense, usually set in an isolated castle,mansion
Theme
A generally recurring subject or idea that is observable in a literary work
Epiphany
a moment of insight or revelation usually occuring at the end of the literary work
Tone
an attitude toward a subject conveyed in a literary work.
Irony
when an author says one thing and means another
Genre
a preexsisting understanding between the reader and artists about thepurpose and rules of the work
Symbol
a person, place or thing that suggest a meaning beyond its literal sense.
Metaphor
a statement that one thing is something eles which in a literal sense it is not
Simile
a comparison of two things by using connection words like, as, than or resembles
Flashback
a scene relived in a charactures memory
Foreshawdowing
arranging events in just a certain way so the reader expects a certain outcome.
Protagonsist
The central character ina literary work. usually initiates the main action of the story
Antagonist
The charcter or force that opposes the Protagonist
Characterization
to create reaveal or develop a character
Point of view
Narrator's interpretation or angle from which a story is told. 1st person or third person
First person narration
A story in which the narrator is a participant in the action.
Third person narration
Non participant narrator
omniscient
all knowing narrator
limited
narrator sees into the minds of some of the characters but not all
objective
never gives opinions of what any of the characters are thinking.
subjective
only portraying one side of the veiw. narrator projects opinons and judgements and interprets it.
A&P
Author John Updike main character sammy antagonist Lengel
Where are you going? where have you been
Author Joyce Carol Oates
Main Connie
Antagonist Arnold Friend
Teenage wastland
by Anne Tyler
main character Daisy
Donny antagonist
Greasy Lake
Tom C Boyle
Pair of Tickets
Amy Tan
main Jing Mei
Cathedrial
Raymond Carver
Sonny's Blues
James Baldwin
Sonny and his brother
The Rich Brother
Tobias Wolff
Pete and Donald