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Fiction
writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
Non-Fiction
writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, ideas, or events.
Protagonist
the main character in a literary work
Antagonist
character or force in conflict with a main character, or protagonist
Round Character
shows many different traits
Flat Character
Shows only one trait
Dynamic Character
develops and grows during the course of a story
Static Character
does not change
Point of view
directs the type and amount of information the writer reveals.
First person
when a character in the story tells the story
Third Person
When a voice outside the story narrates
Intrusive Narrator
When the narrator tells his opinions
Plot
Sequence of events in a literary work.
Exposition
introduces the setting, characters and situation
Rising Action
Events leading up to the climax
climax
high point of interest or suspence
falling action
series of events connecting to the ending
denouement
resolution
conflict
struggle between opposing forces
man vs. man
two characters facing each other
man vs. himself
character facing his conscience
man vs. society
character facing the opinions of the world around him.
man vs. nature
character facing the outside world
man vs. super natural
character facing religion
theme
central message
moral
lesson taught by a literary work.
symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
irony
protray differences between appearance and reality, or expectation and result.
foreshadowing
use in a literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur.
mood
feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
dialect
form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group.
secondary character
character that does not play a major role in a story.
Historical fiction
story taking place in a true place or time
Crisis
a problem or occurance
Complication
a problem or object getting in the way.