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  • conflict

    a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces

    protagonist

    The good guy

    character

    a person or animal that takes part in a story

    falling action

    a brief series of events leading to the resoulution

    setting

    time and place where the story takes place

    climax

    the most emotional or suspenseful part of the story

    characterization

    process of revealing the personality of a character

    tone

    the attitude a writer takes toward the audience

    third person limited point of veiw

    the narrater focuses on only the thoughts and feeling of one character

    mood

    overall emotion

    static or flat character

    one who doesn't change much

    dynamic or round character

    a character who changes

    dialect

    a way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region

    suspence

    an uncertainty you feel about what will happen

    third person omniscent

    an all knowing narrater that knows everything about all the characters

    symbol

    a person place or thing that has its own meaning

    types of conflict

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

    prose

    ordinary form of written language

    resoulution

    when the characters problems are solved and the story ends

    non-fiction

    prose writing that deals with real things

    rising action

    the steps a character takes to resolve the conflict

    irony

    a contrast between expectation and reality

    plot

    series of related events that make up a story

    external conflict

    a character against some outside force

    drama

    a story to be written to be acted out to an audience

    theme

    the truth about life revealed in a work of literature

    exposition

    tells us who the characters are and what their conflict is

    antagonist

    the bad guy

    fiction

    A prose account that is made up rather than true

    internal conflict

    one that takes place in ones mind

    flash back

    an interruption in the action of the plot to tell what happened at some earlier time

    first person point of veiw

    one of the characters is telling the story

    point of veiw

    the vantage point from which the story is told

    narator

    the voice telling the story

    foreshadowing

    a use of clues to tell the future

    poetry

    a kind of rhythmic compress language that uses figures of speech to appeal to emotion

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