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English Set 1

plot sequence of events in story; built around a conflict
exposistion intro of characters and setting; tone
rising action the plot "thickens"; building conflict
climax turning point
falling action dealing with the fall out; wrap up
resolution end point
setting time and date
dynamic character undergoes a change as a result of the events of the story
static character does not change as a result of the story
theme statement about life made by the author
conflict a struggle between opposing forces
internal forces man v.s. self ex. Rains. v.s. terror Rains. (past) v.s. Rains.(future)
external forces person v.s. aspect of outside world: man v.s. society man v.s. nature ex. Rains. v.s. quickand man v.s. man ex. Rains. v.s. Zaroff
point of view vantage point from which a story is told
1st person point of view (I, me, my, mine) character in the story adv. well-developed narrator dis.cannot know others thoughts/feelings
3rd person limited reveals thoughts of 1 character
3rd person omniscient everyone's thoughts and feelings
symbol a person, a place, an activity or an object that stands for something beyond itself
direct characterization when an author directly tells us what a character is like
indirect characterization when an author shows us what a character is like (STEAL!)
S Speech-lets us hear how the character speaks often reveals characters personality
T Thoughts-the characters innermost thoughts also reveal pieces of their personality to us
E Effect on others-how other characters feel/behave when around the character reveals aspects about them
A Actions-important clue to understanding character
L Looks- the way a character dresses and carries him/herself reveals their personality as well
Created by: ninjabunny0