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climax
The point of highest interest in a narrative.
complication
The problem which confronts one or more of the characters during the courseof the plot exposition
compression
an element of style characterized by economy of language
denoument
the resolution of the plot in any dramatic narrative. It follows the climax.
exposition
the introductory part of a narrative.
literary form genre
one of the classifications into which literary works are grouped, such as novel, short story...etc.
plot
the story line, or action of a narrative.
short story
a relatively brief prose tale characterized by compression and unity of effect
characterization
the presentation of fictional beings as creditle persons
external conflict
the stuggle between one character in a work of fiction and another character or force outside himself.