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Story Structure

Story Structure and Verbs Vocab.

Exposition The part of the story that introduces the setting, characters, and conflict.
Setting The time and place that a story takes place.
Character Another name for a person in a story.
Protagonist Another name for the main character or hero in the story.
Antagonist Another name for the character who opposes the main character.
Point of View The position of the narrator in a story.
Conflict The problem of the story.
Plot Series of events that occur in a story.
Rising Action Series of events that builds up to the climax in the story.
Climax The turning point of a story, which is most often also the most exciting part of the story.
Falling Action The series of events that take place after the climax leading to the resolution.
Resolution Overall solution to the conflict or conclusion to a story.
Theme The unifying idea in a story.
Tone The mood of a story or the feeling you get from it.
First Person The point of view that the narrator uses "I" or "We" to tell the story.
Second Person The point of view that the narrator speaks directly to "you."
Third Person The point of view that the narrator uses the pronouns "he," "she," or "it" or uses the characters names to tell the story.
Third Person Limited The point of view that the narrator only follows one main character throughout the story.
Third Person Omniscient The point of view that the narrator gives information about information about multiple characters thoughts and actions that the main character may not be aware of.
Third Person Objective The point of view that the narrator does not give you any of the character's thoughts or feelings. From this perspective, the narrator only tells you the actions and dialogue.
Verb Part of speech that shows action or state of being.
Action Verb The type of verb that shows action.
Linking Verb The type of verb that shows its state of being.
Noun The part of speech that an object must be.
Transitive The type of action verb that expresses action on an object.
Intransitive The type of action verb that does not have an object.
Created by: mjys02 on 2014-02-26

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