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the sequence of incidents or events of which a story is composed
the cantral character in a story
the forces against the protagonist;may be persons,things,conventions of society, or traits of his or her own character
plot line
the arrangement of incidents whereby character is revealed and suspense, climax,and resolution are achieved....

Introduction:provides important information about character,devellops setting and creates mood

Rising Action: introduces characters, conflict, and sets in motion the events of the plot and grows in intensity as opposing forces of conflict are delineated

Climax: represents the turning point tin the action,where protagonist gains insight and where action changes direction

Falling action: the leading to the resolution of the conlflict and conclusion of the story...
a clash or actions,desires,iseas,or wills ...

person vs person. the main character pitted against some other person or group of people ..

person vs enviroment= the main character in conflict with some external forces such as physical nature ,society or fate

person vs themselve= the main character in conflict with some element of his / her own nature...
methods of mainting suspense
Types of Endings
the time and place a story takes place in
the predominate emotional atmosphere of a story
flat character: has only one or two distinct traits, ideas and qualities
round character: is complex and multi- faced: has many traits and is more fully developed
static character: remains the same throughout the story
dynamic character: undergoes a permanent chanfe in some aspect od his/her character,outlook,or personality
Character foils
two characters who contrast stongly so that the traits of each emophasize by contrast the traits of the other
direct presentation
the author tells us straight out what a character is like or has someone else in the story tell us what he/she is like
indirect presentation
the author showd use the character in action; we inder what he is like from what he thinks or says or does
the underlying idea in the story; illistraights some truth about life in general
tyes of point of veiw-- omnicent:
the author knows all and sees all; they can go anywhere and interpret or comment on any characters' thoughts,actions, statements; told in third person
limited omniscient:
the author is restricted to one chosen character; the author can in and out of his chosen character abd his/her knowledge of other characters is limited to what the chosen character knows and infers; told in third person
first person
the author or a character narrates the story, using first person
the author or only records what is seen and heard ;no direct interpretaion and no insight into characters innermost thoughts and feelings; relies heavily on external action and diologue
an image is a word or group of words which creates a sense impression in the mind>>>>>>>>>

imagery refers to the use of descrive language to show things,actions, and ideas

imagery enables the reader to visualize setting, characters and action and is used to heighten the emotional effect of the story
a symbol is someething that stands for something else; a concrete image that calls to mind a comoplex idea
irony verbal: the attidude of writer or speaker is the opposite to that wchihc is literally stated ; veiled sarcasm
situational irony : when a set or circumstances turns out to be reverse of those anticipated or considered appropriate