Short Story Terms
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Short Story Terms
feeling created in a piece of writing
the opposite of what you expect
central message in a piece of writing
conclusion drawn from evidence or reasoning
anything that stands for something else
time and place of the action
of or relating to a literary style characterized by gloom
clues that suggest events that have yet to occur.
figure of speech that compares two apparently dissimilar items using the words like or as
equence of events in a literary work. It involves characters and a centralconflict
intro to setting, characters, and situation.
actions leading to the turning point
high point of interest or suspense
actions leading to the resolution
to take literally
language not supposed to be taken literally
conflict with yourself
a struggle between the protagonistand another character a
gainst nature or someoutside force
point of view
point the story is told from
"I" or "we" serves as the narrator of a piece writing
which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally
narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story, as opposed to third person limited, which adheres closely to one character's perspective.
the language, dialect, or style of speaking peculiar to a people or the constructions or expressions of one language whose structure is not matched in another language
the language of a particular district, class, or group of persons
actions in order
reason that explains why a character behaves in a certain way.
minor characters in a work of fiction who do not undergo substantial change or growth in the course of a story
A character who undergoes an important and basic change in personality or outlook.
The personality a character displays; also, the means by which an author reveals that personality
the narrator or a character in the story tells us what we need to know about a character
find out about characters indirectly through thoughts, comments, or actions of the characters