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You may want to focus on the events
plot
You may be fascinated by the motivations of the protagonist
character.
You may find that the description of the surroundings is key
setting.
You may notice that a narrator or character’s thinking is curious, contradictory, etc.
point-of-view.
Or, you focus on what the author seems to be saying about human nature
its theme
mood or feeling conveyed by the author’s choice of language
atmosphere
the introduction and development of a conflict between characters or characters and a situation.
complication (of plot)
telling a story in order of events as they take place in time
chronological/linear plot flow
some form of opposition presented to the main character
conflict
turning point in a narrative as it moves close to the story’s climax
crises
an author’s or narrator’s spatial, temporal, or emotional removal from plot events
distance
breaks up chronological flow of plot events to tell what happened at some past time
flashback
introduction of specific words or images that anticipate later events
foreshadowing
story within a story, the “outer” story implying an important theme within the “inner” story
frame story
reader’s awareness that reality differs from that of the character’s perspective
irony:
an image used to make concrete an abstract idea--doesn't use like or similar to Ex: My love is a Grand Canyon of longing.
metaphor
eternal and internal forces that cause characters to perform specific acts

narrator:
*omniscient: knows all thoughts of characters, and events
*limited omniscient: knows the thoughts and feelings of certain characters
*first-person: uses “I” to tell the story, and may be a character
*unreliable: narrator who lies or misrepresents reality on purpose
pace: rate at which the action progresses
motivation
*omniscient: knows all thoughts of characters, and events
*limited omniscient: knows the thoughts and feelings of certain characters
*first-person: uses “I” to tell the story, and may be a character
*unreliable: narrator who lies or misrepresents reality on purpose
pace: rate at which the action progresses
narrator
rate at which the action progresses
pace: