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Exposition
sets the tone, establishes the setting, gives background info and introduces characters in the story.
Rising Action
events in the story that move the plot along, ends at the climax.
Climax
the moment when the reader’s interest and emotional intensity reaches it’s highest level.
Falling Action
after climax, conflict is resolved, and loose ends of the story are tied up.
Resolution
explanation of how the story ends for all characters
Conflict
a struggle between opposing forces (internal and external)
Foreshadowing
a writer’s use of hints or clues to indicate what might happen later on in the story
Characterization
the methods that a writer uses to develop characters.
Protagonist
the main character or heroin in the story
Antagonist
the principal character in opposition to the protagonist
Setting
time and place of the action of the story
Point of View
the method of narrating a story
1st person POV
the narrator is a character in the story
3rd limited POV
tells what one thinks, feels, and observes
3rd omniscient POV
all knowing point of view