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Plot
the order/sequence of events
Rising Action
series of events leading ot the climax
Climax
the turning point of the story
Denduement
when the story is resolved
Resolution
the outcome of the story
Characterization
traits of a certain character (methods used to develope a character) (1. actions 2. exposition 3. thoughts 4. dialogue)
Exposition
any descriptive writing
tone
the additude that the author adopts (the modd that he is trying to set)
setting
the time and place of the story
symbol
a person, place, or thing used to represent something else
theme
the message the author is trying to convey to the reader (never one word)
Point of View
prosective in which the story is told
1st person POV
narrator is a participant in the story
2nd person POV
when the reader is involved in the story
3rd person POV
when the narrator is not part of the story
Omniscient
all knowing narrator (when the narrator knows the thougths of all the characters)
personification
when non-human things are given human characteristics
simile
a direct comparison between to unlike things using like or as or seems
metaphor
a direct comparison between two unlike things not using like, as, or seems
hyerbole
an extreem exagerration
foreshawdowing
hints or clues to later events in a story
conflicts
the struggle between two forces
person vs. nature
nature cuases struggle for man
person vs. society
society or government cause struggle
person vs. person
external struggle (man vs. man)
person vs. himself
internal struggle
protagonist
the main character
antagonist
the person or force again the main character
genre
a type of story (classification)
concrete
somthing tangible (something you can see, feel, or smell)
abstract
not tangible (thoughts and feelings)
Tenor
the subject (real thing) of a metaphor
vehicle
the figure of speech in a metaphor
denotation
the literal definition of a word
connotation
intellectual and emotional images that are associated with a word
Epiphany
a sudden realization into the true neture of things (insight)
Foil
any person who through contrast or parallelism underscores, or heightens, the distinctive characteristics of another (one character compared to another)
Parallelism
an arrangement in which one element of equal importance with another is similarly developed and phrased
story of initiation
a short story depicting a decisive incident that launches a character into a higher state of awareness, whether for better or for worse (a coming of age story)(the character machures)
Empathy
the ablity to share/ connect to what others are feeling