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A statement about life that a writer is trying to get across in a piece of writing. (Will usually be implied rather than directly spelled out.)
THEME
_____is the action or sequence of events in a story. (Usually a series or related incidents that build upon one another as the story develops.)
PLOT
___is writing that is intended to explain something that is difficult to understand. (play or novel, gives the background or situation surrounding the story.)
EXPOSITION
__ ___ is the series of struggles that build a story or play toward the climax.
RISING ACTION
___ is usually the most intense point in a story.(A series of struggles or conflicts build a story or play toward the climax)
CLIMAX
A sudden descent in writing from the impressive or significant to the ludicrous (laughable or hilarious because of obvious absurdity) or inconsequential (lacking importance, petty, trivial).
ANTI-CLIMAX
The part of a play or story that works out the decision arrived at during the climax.
FALLING ACTION
The portion of the play or story in which the problem is solved. (It comes after the climax and the falling action and is intended to bring story to a satisfactory end.
RESOLUTION
The main character or hero of story is called the _____.
PROTAGONIST
The person or thing working against the protagonist, or hero of the story.
ANTAGONIST
Interference, obstruction, or angry criticism is called ______.
STATIC