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plot
sequence of events
exposition
begins story by presenting characters and situation
rising Action
all events leading up to climax / development
falling action
all events folling the climax
climax
turning point or
highest point in a story
resolution
the end of the central conflict
denoument
any events that occur after the resolution / a wrapping up of the story
conflict
Internal & External
internal conflict
inside a character
external conflict
struggle which comes from outside character an opposing force
suspense
quality that keeps one reading to find out what will happen
foreshadowing
use of clues or hints that indicate what is to come in a story
Characterization
direct or indirect
Characterization
the way a writer brings a character to life
Round character
numerous qualities or traits
static character
does not change during a story
flat character
only one or two characteristics
dynamic character
change and learn as a result of events of a story
stereotype
also called stock characters; type of people easily recoznizable-

ex: wicked stepmother
antagonist
character or force in conflict with protagonist
protagonist
main character or who the action of a story revolves around
point-of-view
perspective from which story is told

first person / third perons limited/ omniscient
setting
time or place of a story's action
symbol
obect, person, or event that represents something else
tone
writer's attitude / mood of the story
irony
contrast between what is and what seems to be

verbal and situational
theme
central idea or purpose in a literay work
genre
a division or type of literature

3 types: poetry, prose, drama
What are the parts of the plot diagram. (label the mountain)
expoistion conflict rising action climax falling action resolution
first person (point of view)
uses "I" to tell a story that he or she is in
third person (point of view)
point of view by someone not in the story
omniscient (point of view)
sees and knows all (all knowing)
What are the five types of conflict?
Man vs:
self
man
nature
society
supernatural
Internal or External Conflict?

Mrs. Sohnly must decide to buy a new car or keep the one she has.
Internal
A group of pioneers cross a raging river.
External
cultural conflict
a conflict between generations such as between a mother and a daughter
mood
feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
prose
Writing in Sentences and Paragraphs
Poetry
Writing in lines and stanzas
situational irony
an EVENT occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the characters.
dilemma
a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives
dilemma
a
Poe was said to create this.
single effect
What is the Single Effect?
Every part of the story should fit the author's purpose.