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13 Cards in this Set

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static character
one that does not undergo important change in the course of the story, remaining essentially the same at the end as he or she was at the beginning
dynamic character
one that does undergo an important change within the character in the course of the story.
flat characters
minor characters in a work of fiction who do not tend to undergo substantial emotional change or growth.
round character
major character in a work of fiction who encounters conflict and is changed by it.
The central idea, topic, or didactic quality of a work
gives the background or setting of the conflict; usually in the first paragraphs
rising action
dramatizes the specific events that set the conflict in motion
turning point
midway before further complications
prolong the suspense of the conflict's resolution
the emotional high point of the narration
falling action
the events begin to wind down and point the reader toward the conclusion
at the end of the story, which resolves the conflict to a greater or lesser degree
end orientation
the outcome of the action or the conclusion of the plot