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  • prose

    the ordinary form of written languag

    poetry

    a kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech

    drama

    a story written to be acted in front of people

    conflict

    a struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces

    external conflict

    a character struggles against some outside force

    rising action

    Steps the character take to resolve the conflict

    exposition

    tells who the character are and there conflict

    plot

    the series of related events that make up an event

    resolution

    the characters problems are solved

    internal conflict

    on the other hand takes place within a characters mind

    protagonist

    the character the reader sympathizes

    character

    a person or animal who takes part in the action of a story play

    antagonist

    the character who opposes the protagonist

    theme

    the truth about life revolved in a work of liter

    setting

    the time and pLace in which the story occurs

    climax

    the most emotional or suspenseful part

    non fiction

    prose writing that deals with real people events and places without changing any factors

    fiction

    a prose account that is made up

    falling action

    a brief series of event leading to the ending

    irony

    in general, a contrast between expectation and reality

    mood

    the overall emotion

    tone

    the attitude that the author takes toward the audience

    suspense

    the anxiety you feel about what will happen next

    dialect

    a way of speaking

    state or flat character

    does not change much

    dynamic round character

    a characters who changes as a result of the story

    narrator

    the voice telling the story

    point of view

    the vantage point from which a story is told

    first person

    one of the characters using pronoun

    omniscient

    an all knowing narrator knows everything

    third person

    the narrator only listens to the thought and feelings of only one character

    foreshadowing

    the use of clues to suggest events that will happen later

    flashback

    a interruption in the action of the plot to tell what happened

    types of conflict

    character vs character
    character vs nature
    character vs society
    character vs fantasy

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