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setting
time, place, moral environment
mood
emotional atmosphere, physical setting
theme
central idea
motif
unifying symbol or idea throughout the piece
symbol
represents an idea or can symbolize a character
plot
sequence of events
exposition
introduces characters and setting
rising action
introduction to conflicy and build up to conflict
climax
confilct at its highest point
falling action
helps to find resolution
resolution/conclusion/
denouement
change
point of view
how the story is being told
1st person point of view
a character in the story is telling the story
3rd person limited point of view
seeing the story through one character's eys
3rd person omniscent point of view
"all knowing" the narrator tells anything any character feels or thinks
conflict
opposition
man vs. himself
an internal conflict against yourself and how you feel
man vs. man
conflict between two characters
man vs. society
one view vs. the rest of the people's views, trying to prove the one view correct
man vs. nature
the man is struggling for survival against the forces of nature
man vs. supernatural
man vs. a force that is not real
internal conflict
conflict in yourself
external conflict
conflict against another person/force
character
a person in the story
major character
one who appears throughout the story
protagonist
main character
antagonist
the character that opposes the protagonist
secondary character
has a role in the outcome of the story
dynamic character
one who grows and develops through the story, who is different in the end from the beginning
static character
one that stays the smae throughout the story and does not change
dialect
the way the story is written and told
fiction
did not happen, made up
non-fiction
historic or real material
social criticism
critizing an idea in society
bildungsroman
german play, protagonist is dynamic
picaresque
episodic play, main character is always on the edge
inference
the meaning of the book you take away
irony
unexpected twist
satire
critism with humor in mind, with an intent to make a change
paradox
situation is contradictory
intrusive narrator
the author adding in hints of what is to come that the characters in the novel do not know