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exposition
find out background info, setting, intro of characters, and other necessary info
inciting event
an event that occurs that messes up the balance of the protagonist's life
conflict
problem that must be solved
internal conflict
problem that exists within a character
external conflict
problem that exists with another character or an outside force
rising actions
story actions that occur leading up the the climax
climax
highest point of interest/action, must be between protagonist, antagonist
falling actions
story actions that occur that lead up to the resolution
resolution/denouement
loose ends tied up, problems solved
protagonist
main/central character, has a decision to make
antagonist
character(s) that work against the protagonist
symbol
something that represents something else
literal meaning
surface level meaning, no symbolism
denotative
means dictionary-literal meaning
figurative meaning
deeper meaning, symbolism involved
connotative meaning
sybolism, figurative meaning
interior monologue
hearing the person's thought processes
naturalism
nature neither helps nor hurts--only exists
satire
irony or caustic wit used to expose human folly (lack of good sense)
feud
fight over time
interloper
someone who meddles in someone else's business
thesis statement
must be clear, argueable, and qualified--the main point of your essay
1st person narration
narration told from a character in a story, expect to hear I, me, we, etc.
3rd person narration
narration told from a removed location, expect to hear he, she, they, etc
3rd person limited
narration told in the 3rd person but we only know as much as one character
omniscient narration
the narrator knows all
implied resolution
a solution to the story that is suggested but not told to the reader
interpretive essay
=( no idea what the hell to write here.... go look it up you lazy asses jkjk i love you!
foreshadowing
damn it why don't I have these notes? ohh well... something about a hint that the author gives about what will happen next
ironic
don't have these either-- sarcastic?
plot
characters and setting that happen throughout the story, the main point of the story
motif
a reoccuring theme in the story, like a theme
theme
a reoccuring motif in the story, like a motif
allegory
a symbolic meaning in a narrative(dont know, dont have this one....)
rite of passage
the journey a character takes to go from innocence to experience