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27 Cards in this Set

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central idea or insight about human life revealed in a work of literature
main character in fiction or drama and is sometimes the hero
use of clues t hing at events that will occur later in the plot
when problems are resolved and/or the story ends
felling a story evokes(usually mad clear throughout setting)
1st person
used the word "I", and the narrator is a character in story
chronological order
starts at beginning and tells each event as it occurs
character or force that blocks thae protagonist (sometimes the villan)
3rd person omniscient
narrator has no part in the story but can tell how the characters think and feel
scene that interrupts present action of plot and shows events of an earlier time
tells readers about character descrives character..
attitude writer takes toward a subject, character, or readers
uncertainty or anxiety readers feel about what will happen next in the story
internal conflict
struggle between opposing needs, emotions etc. within a character
rising action
includes situations that arise that make the conflict more intense
most exciting or suspenseful moment in the story, and is the event that decides the outcome of the conflict
3rd person limited
narrator has no part in story, but zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of one character
point of view
vantage point fropm which the story is told.
scenethat interrupts preseent action of plot and shifts into the future
the time and place of the story
who tells the story
falling action
when the author ties up loose ends and includes minor actions that wind down to the resolution
verbal irony
when someone says one thing but means another
situational irony
occurence that is not just surprising, its opposite of what is expected
dramatic irony
when we know what is in store for a character, but they don't
offers readers a choice of more than one maeaniot ir interprutation
be complete by itself
be able to be read in 1 sitting
have every word used for important effect
have good opening sentence that develops in the work
end at is climax
have no more characters than necessary for the action
Poe's 6 rules