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plot
sequence of events in a literary work
exposition
introduces the setting, the characters, and basic situation
conflict
struggle between opposing forces
rising action
events leading to the climax
climax
high point of interest or suspense
falling action
events leading to the resolution
resolution
end of the central conflict
setting
time and place of the action
point of view
character in the story or an outside character
first person
major minor or witness character
third person limited
one character's thoughts
third peroson omniscient
all characters' thoughts
theme
central message or insight to life revealed through literature
characterization
act of creating and developing a character
direct characterization
directly stated traits
indirect characterization
tells what a character does, looks like, says and reations
character
person or animal that takes part in a literary work
round character
many traits
flat character
less traits