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theme
authors purpose in writing ; his point
single effect
every word , detail, event, carefully selected to create a single emotional response on the reader.
dynamic character
a character that adapts changes or gorws overtime
setting
time and place of the action in the story
suspense
tention the reader feels that keeps them reading
2 ingredients-fear
uncurtainty
characterization
authors skills in making characters seem real, or come alive.
1.) Physical discription
2.) Main characters reactions to the main character
3.) Main characters thoughts, feelings, actions, speech
4.) Comments of the author or narrator.
stereotype
a fixed unvarying idea of a person, group of people, event, or issue.
crisis
snag or complication in solving the conflict
tone
authors attitude toward the topic he is writing about
Plot
sequence of events
mood
the emotions the reader is left w/ after reading
static character
no changes no growth
conflict
struggle between aposing forces
exposition
backround info, setting, intro to characters
resolution
final outcome of story
situational irony
the event or happening is opposite of what is expected to happen
Foreshadowing
clues uses to hint at events that will occur later in the plot.
verbal irony
saying the opposite of what is meant (saracsm)
rising action
main events before climax which builds suspense about the outcome of the story
falling action
main events after climax