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  1. narrative presentation of necessary info about character setting or character history provided to make the reader care about what happens to the character
    Exposition
  2. central problem in the story. source of tension between the antagonist and the protagonist
    Conflict
  3. story events that increase tension and move the plot toward the climax
    Rising Action
  4. narratives turning point in a struggle between opposing forces in a story; highest source of conflict
    Climax
  5. events following the climax and leading up to the resolution; reveal how the protagonist has been impacted by and dealt with preceding conflicts
    Falling Action
  6. period after climax where conflicts are resolved or addressed; includes falling action and resolution of a story
    Denouement/resolution
  7. depiction of humans and nonhumans in a story
    Character
  8. artful arrangement of incidents in a story with each incident building on each other in a series of cause and effect
    Plot
  9. perspective from which the story is told to a reader
    Point of view
  10. time and place where the story occurs
    Setting
  11. central or underlying meanings of a work
    Theme
  12. characters reason for doing something
    Motivation
  13. story is narrated by a character uses I and WE
    First person (participant)
  14. person narrator who observes thoughts and describes multiple actions of characters in a story; can see beyond physical actions and can reveal inner thoughts and emotions of anyone in the story
    Omniscient third
  15. who only enters mind of one character at a time; more of interpreter than a source of main characters thoughts
    Limited omniscient third person
  16. told by observer who only reports facts, providing no commentary nor insight into characters thoughts or actions
    Objective
  17. a story in which major elements such as characters and settings represent moral truths or moral lessons in a one to one correspondence
    Allegory
  18. the characteristic way in which a writer uses language
    Style
  19. authors attitude toward his/her subject matter
    Tone
  20. short narrative that illustrates a lesson using familiar characters and events
    Parable
  21. reference to another work of art or literature, or to another person place or event outside of the text
    Allusion
  22. a tone characterized by what is said, and what is meant or what is expected to occur and what occurs
    Irony
  23. long fictional work
    Novel
  24. brief fictional narrative that attempts to dramatize or illustrate the effect or meaning of an incident or small group of incidents in the life of a single character
    Short story
  25. main character in a work of literature
    Protagonist
  26. the character in conflict with the protagonist
    Antagonist
  27. latin for god from machine; often seen in drama, where conflict is resolved by unforeseen and often far fetched means
    Deus ex machina
  28. sudden realization or new understanding achieved by a character or speaker
    Epiphany
  29. the device of moving back in time before the primary action of the story
    Flashback

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