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22 Cards in this Set

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the person who fights, struggles or contends against another person. He is in opposition to the protagonist and often causes some trouble
point of view
the vantage point from which the story is told
third person limited point of view
the narrator is allowed inside the mind of only one character
introduces the characters, and establishes the main confict
the main character in a story, novel or play
short story
brief work of fiction that can be read in a single sitting. It generally focuses on one or two main characters, and on a single conflict
the peron, animal or imaginary creature that takes part in the action of a literary work
omniscient third person point of view
"all-knowing" allows the narrator to relate the thoughts and feelings of several, if not all, of the characters
dynamic character
character who changes significantly
the teller of the story
static character
character who changes little
third person point of view
"he" "she" "it" "they" "them" the narrator is not a character
minor character
less important character
the techniques an author uses to reveal the personality of a character.
a type of category of literature
ex: fantasy, science fiction,poetry, short story
the point of the greatest interest or suspense
the final stage of the plot, where the loose ends are tied up, and the story is brought to a close
first person point of view
"I" "me" "we" "us" the narrator is a character in the story
the sequence of events that make up the story
an interruption in the action to present a scene that took place at an earlier time
the time and lace of the action. Elements of setting may include: geographic location, historical period (past, present or future), the season of the year, the time of day
5 ways to show characterization
1) describing physical appearance
2) what the character says (dialogue)
3) what the character does (action)
4) mentioning his inner thoughts or actions
5) showing how the character affects other characters