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Symbols
a thing, person, or event used to represent a larger idea
Allegory
a story whose characters are represented symbolicaly
Theme
the central meaning or idea of a literary work
Protagonist
hero in the story
Antagonist
enemy in the story
Short Story
a short fictional prose narrative
Plot
chain of events or related events
Climax
conflict reaches its peak (the greatest suspence in the story
Resolution
end of the story when all loose ends are tied up
Conflict
problems faced by characters
Subplots
plots that are part of the larger plot
Parallel Episodes
story repeats the main outling of an episode
External conflicts
the character struggles with outside forces
Internal conflicts
the character struggles within himself
Foreshadowing
clues that hint what will happen next
Motif
am element that recurs in stories from many culutres and from many periods in history
Inference
a guess based on information in reading and background knowledge
Predicting
guessing what happens
tone
the authors attitude towards the subject
mood
the way the reading makes you feel
style
the way a writer uses language
Characterization
the way a writer reveals a character
Directing Characterization
stating directly what the character is like
Indirect Characterization
reader decides the characters traits
Irony
an outcome of circumstance that is the opposite of what one might expect
exposition
the first stages of a story where the author provides information
Rising Action
the events that lead up to and cause the climax of the story...the complications
Falling Action
the part of the story that follows the climax ans is commonly full of trouble for the hero
Denovement
the resolution for the story