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literary terms

setting where astory takes place includes time of the year in history time of year.
mood atmosphere of the story of the story the mood of a story is created by the setting.
theme authors message or lesson what do you learn from a story.
conflict problem in a story.
internal conflict when a character is forced to make a difficult decision.
person vs self same as internal conflict forced to make a difficult desicion.
external conflict problem or conflict is created by an outside force.
person vs person two person are in conflict , arguing or fighting.
person vs fate a person who cannot control his/her destiny/future.
person vs society a person whose values and beliefs are different from society's values racims is an example of person vs society.
person vs nature conflicts created by a force of nature this includes weather animals or ocean.
plot sequence of events in a short story.
exposion all background information is given to the reders the characters are introduced the setting is given.
narrative hook main conflict is introduced.
rising action events in a story that leads to the climax most of the story will take place here.
climax the most exciting part turning point the protagonist must make a deciision.
falling action all events leading to the conclusion
conclusion resolution; ending
narrator person telling the story - NOT necessarily the author
tone narrator author's altitude towards the story
point of view relationship between the narrator and the reader
1st person narrator is part of the story (he, she, we)
3rd limited the narrator tells the story from 1 characters view.
3rd ominscient all knowing narrator; not bound by time or place.
characters people in the story
major main/ most important characters
protagonist the character that the story is mostly about; the good guy
antagonist the character who is in opp
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