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ELEMENTS OF PLOT

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The beginning of the story where the setting and characters are explained. Usually the conflict is also revealed Exposition
Events leading up to the solving of the conflict Rising action
When the reader knows that the conflict is solved. Climax
Events directly after the conflict is solved. Falling Action
Loose ends are tied up. Resolution
Central problem or struggle between protagonist and antagonist Major Conflict
Smaller struggles experienced by characters that only exist for part of a story. Minor Conflict
Directly stated by the author, etc. He is smart. TELLS Direct Characterization
STEAL: Speech, Thoughts, effects on others, actions, looks: SHOWS Indirect Characterization
A character that is fully developed, a character that shows multiple characteristics, in multiple locations. Round Character
A one dimensional character; little to no definition of personality Flat Character
A character who does not change due to the events that occur in the story. Static Character
A character who changes due to the events that occur in the story. Dynamic Character
The literal or dictionary definition of a word. Connotative meaning(connotation)
The attitudes and feelings associated with a word. These associations can be negative or positive, and have an important influence on style and meaning. Denotative meaning(denotation):
a figure of speech that refers to a well-known story, event, person, or object in order to make a comparison in the readers' minds. Allusion
A brief overview of a story. Only the most important events of the story are included. Summary
The author provides hints or clues as to what will happen next within a story. Foreshadowing
a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Stereotype
The main idea of a fiction or nonfiction piece of writing. Central Idea
Created by: Ellena.danielson