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main person or thing in a story
Character
Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches.
Characterization
in literature and drama, the method of character development in which the author simply tells what the character is like
Direct characterization
The pattern of events or main story in a narrative or drama.
plot
a literary character whose personality can be defined by one or two traits and does not change in the course of the story
flat character
a complex literary character with fully developed and dynamic traits
round character
a literary character who remains basically unchanged throughout a work
static character
in literature or drama, a character who undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story; also called developing character
dynamic character
main character
major character
small part character
minor character
A state of mind or emotion.
mood
The particular or relative pitch of a word, phrase, or sentence.
tone
The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
climax
The time, place, and circumstances in which a narrative, drama, or film takes place.
setting
main person or thing in a story
Character
Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches.
Characterization
in literature and drama, the method of character development in which the author simply tells what the character is like
Direct characterization
The pattern of events or main story in a narrative or drama.
plot
a literary character whose personality can be defined by one or two traits and does not change in the course of the story
flat character
a complex literary character with fully developed and dynamic traits
round character
a literary character who remains basically unchanged throughout a work
static character
in literature or drama, a character who undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story; also called developing character
dynamic character
main character
major character
small part character
minor character
A state of mind or emotion.
mood
The particular or relative pitch of a word, phrase, or sentence.
tone
The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
climax
The time, place, and circumstances in which a narrative, drama, or film takes place.
setting
A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
conflict
A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists
dialect
A literary or cinematic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological order of a narrative.
flashback
the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
foreshadowing
The attitude or outlook of a narrator or character in a piece of literature, a movie, or another art form.
point-of-view
A symbolic meaning or representation.
symbolism
A topic or subject of a story
theme
A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as
simile
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison
metaphor
A set of mental pictures or images.
imagery
A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form
personification
type of literature
genre
A fictional prose narrative of considerable length, typically having a plot that is unfolded by the actions, speech, and thoughts of the characters.
novel
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
parable
The biography of a person written by that person.
autobiography
An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another
biography
A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.
fiction
writing that is not fictional
nonfiction