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fiction
type of writing using make-beleive characters and events
short story
a brief work of fiction
rising action
sequence of events in a litery work that leads to the climax
exposition
writing or speech that explains, informs, or presents info
inciting incident
introduces central conflict
development
what happens between rising action and the climax
climax
in a story or play is the high point of intrest or suspense in a literary work
falling action
sequence of events in a literary work that leads to the ending
resolution
answer to the problem
denouement
any event that happens after the resolution
conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
protagonist
main character in a literary work
antagonist
character or orce in conflict with main character or protagonist
external conflict
problem dealing with 2 or more people
man against man
character vs. character
man against society
character vs. world or community
man against nature
character vs. something in nature
man against supernatural
character vs. unexplainable
internal conflict
problem one deals with him or himself
man against himself
character vs. internal conflict
setting
where a story takes place
tone
the writer's attitude towards the readers and toward the subject
character
a person or animal who takes a part in the action of a literary work
dynamic
changed by events or by interactions with other characters
static
stays essentially the same
stereotype
easy to recognize
characterization
the act of creating and developing a character
direct characterization
when stating or describing a character's traits
indirect characterization
when showing a character's personality through his/her actions, thoughts, feelings, words and appearance, or through another character's observations and reactions
point of view
perspective, or vantage point, from which a story is told
narrator
person who is telling the story
first person
directly using I, me, and we
third person
using he she it and they
omniscient
narrator with an all knowing point of view
limited
when the narrator reveals only one character's inner thoughts and is not himself a character in the story
suspense
a feeling or growing curiosity or anxious uncertainty about the outcome of the events in a literary work
theme
centra idea, concern or purpose in a literary work
mood
atmosphere, the feeling created in a reader by a literary work or passage
foreshadowing
the use in a literary work, or clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
flashback
a section of a literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to relate an event from an earlier time
dialogue
conversation btwn. characters
dialect
form of a language spoken by peole in a particular region or group
irony
general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, intresting, or amusing, contradictions
verbal irony
used to suggest the opposite of their usual meaning
irony of situation
an event that occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the reader or audience
dramatic irony
contradiction btwn. what a character thinks and what the reader thinks