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15 Cards in this Set

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dramatic irony
occurs when the reader or audience knows something important that a character does not
verbal irony
a speaker says one thing but means the opposite
situational irony
a contrast between what is expected and what actuall happens.
the attitude of a writer toward his subject,audience, or characters.
first person narrator
the character within the story tells the story as he or she experienced it; the pronoun "I" is used.
climax/turning point
the point of greatest emotional intensity,interest,or suspense.
a series of difficulties forming the central action of the story.
the time and place of the action in a narrative. It includes t he historical time as well as the clock time.
may be real or imaginary
rising action
events which lead up to the turning point
the part of the story which provides background information on the characters, setting, and conflict. It includes the point-of-view and the narrator.
narrative hook
the inciting incident which introduces the conflict or story problem
the careful arrangement by and author of incidents in a narrative. Plot is mroe than simply the arrangement of happenings, it is the result of the author's deliberate selection of interrelated actions, and the choice of arrangement in presenting and resolving a conflict.
the outcome of the conflict/ the way the conflict is resolved.
a struggle between two opposing forces.