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the highest point of interest or suspense
climax
sequence of events that contains conflicts, climax, and resolution
plot
the time and place of the action in the story
setting
events that increase tension
rising action
the outcome of a complex sequence of events
denouement
the person or force that works against the hero of the story
antagonist
final outcome is achieved; loose ends are tied up
resolution
events that follow the climax
falling action
a struggle between opposing forces
conflict
the main character in a story, often a good or heroic type
protagonist
protagonist who is the most important individual in the story
main character
a person or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work
character
sets up the situation and introduces the characters
exposition