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antagonist
the character that opposes the protagonist....good or bad
atmosphere
emotional quality or mood of a story
characterization
how the characters are developed
character traits
the qualities that make up a character's personality
chronology
time order..what happens first, next, and last
climax
the greatest point in emotional intensity or suspense
direct characterization
a writer's direct comments about a character's personality
dramatic irony
when the audience knows something that the character doesn't
dynamic character
a character who is changed in some important way by the events of the story
exposition
introduction to the characters, setting, and situation
first person pov
the kind of point of view in which the story is narrated by one of its characters
flat character
when a character demonstrates only one aspect of personality
first person narrator
a narrator who uses the first person pov speaking as "I" and presents only what he/she knows about the events
foil
a character who provides contrast to the protagonist
imagery
words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses
indirect character
a writer's method of revealing the character indirectly...phys. description, what the character thinks, or what the others think
inference
a guess you make based on your own experiences and on clues in the story
irony
a contrast between reality and what seems to be
narrative hook
the point in the novel in which the author catches your attention by showing a problem
protagonist
the main character in a work of fiction
round character
a character who shows several or different aspects of personality
situational irony
when the oitsome is opposite of the reader's expectations
static character
a character who's personality remains unchanged
third person pov
the pov in which the story is narrated by an unidentified voice outside the story
verbal irony
when a person says one thing and means another