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Short Story
intended to be read in one sitting limited in that they do not include “extras”
Novel
A long invented prose narrative
Novella
A brief novel or a long short-story
Fiction
A type of Genre that is not true
plot
The sequence of events or happenings in a story; the ouline of the action
a. exposition: A setting forth of the meaning or purpose; “exposing in the beginning of the story
i. establishes the setting
ii. gives an idea of the conflict
iii. gives a hint of who the protagonist may be
b. inciting incident: Situation that starts the conflict/action
c. climax: the turning point of a story; intense; no significant information is given after it
d. rising action: All events leading to the climax
e. falling action: All events after the climax
f. denouement (resolution): Outcome of the conflict; final unraveling of the plot
Protagonist
The main character who is faced with a basic problem or struggle; not necessarily the “good guy”
antagonist
The person, place, idea, or physical force opposing the protagonist
Characterization (trait, feeling, attitude)
a. trait: Long term behavior or characteristic
b. feeling: A short term emotional response to a particular situation
c. attitude: Opinion – Negative/Positive/Neutral
setting
Where and when the story takes place
Theme
Central insight or underlying the idea of a story; the authors’s message; - NOT moral; implied rather than directly stated
Conflict
6. conflict: The protaginist’s problem in the story; struggle between 2 opposing forces; can be external or internal a combination of the two
a. Man Verses Man
b. Man Verses Self
c. Man Versus Nature
d. Man Versus Society
e. Man Verses Supernatural/G-d
f. Man Verses Technology
Flashback
An interruption in the story to give background information; to a different time/place
Foreshadowing
When an author gives hints or sign of what is to come
Diction
choice of words especially with regard to correctness, clearness, or effectiveness; the wording
symbolism
use of objects, symbols, or signs to express concepts or ideas ( Flag = freedom; clock – time; one toy can touch the other, you can not)
theme
Central insight or underlying the idea of a story; the authors’s message; - NOT moral; implied rather than directly stated
tone
the attitude of the author towards the theme; the twist the author gives on the them – agree/disagree; (positive or negative)