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23 Cards in this Set

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What is Protagonist?
Main character, good or bad
What is Antagonist?
Anything that opposes the protagonist or gets in the way of protagonist reaching his or her goal
What is Conflict?
Protagonist's problem
Types of Conflicts
Man vs. Man
Man vs. Nature
Man vs. Self
Man vs. World/Society
Man vs. Supernatural
Man vs. God/Religion
What is Climax?
High point of the story
What is Flashback?
When a character goes back to an earlier event (usually to explain the unknown)
What is Foreshadowing?
Hints/clues the author gives which allow the reader to predict a later event
What is Mood?
The emotions the author creates in the reader- "how you feel"
What is Setting?
Time and place of the story
What is Symbolism?
Object representing an idea

(ex: eagle=freedom, elephant=republic party)
What is Theme?
Main idea/message

what the author wants you to think about. Universal idea
What is Tone?
Authors attitude toward the theme
What is Resolution?
Outcome of the conflict
What is Inciting Incident?
Event that gets the plot moving
What is Rising Action?
All actions leading to the climax
What is Falling Action?
All action/events after the climax
What is Genre?
Type of literature(Fiction, Non-Fiction
What is Plot?
Outline of the story

Sequence of events
What is Characterization?
Development of characters
Types of Characterization
Other's opinions
Interact with others
Types is Irony
Situational-Unexpected Twist
Verbal- Sarcasm
Dramatic- When the audience/reader knows something that the character(s) do not
What is Point of View?
Choice of narrators

how much information does the author want to give you
Types of Point of View
1st person-Narrator is part of the story("I")-very limited
3rd person objective-Narrator is out of the story-narrator reports what he/she sees and hears (news report)
3rd person limited- narrator is out-reports what he/she sees and hears and thoughts of one character
3rd person omniscient- all seen all known