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Setting
Where and when the story takes place.
Atmosphere
The mood, emotion or the feeling of the story.
Point of view
The angle of which the author tells the story.
Foreshadowing
Clues as to what will happen later in the story.
Plot
The action in the story.
Conflict
The problem in the story.
Introduction
The part of the plot that introduces the setting and characters.
Rising Action
The events that lead up to the climax.
Climax
The most intense point in the story.
Turning Point
The point in the story when the plot changes direction.
Falling action
The events after the climax, and the problem is being worked out.
Resolution
The point at the end of the story when the plot is solved.
Character
A person in the story featuring certain characteristics.
Symbol
A object that helps express the theme.
Theme
a reoccurring statement about human nature or about life that unifies the literary work.
Irony
a contradiction or gap between what is expected and what really happens.