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A brief work of fiction. Short Story
Sequence of events in a literary work. Plot
A writing or speech that explains a process or presents information-introduces the characters, setting and basic situation. Exposition
Attention "grabber"-introduces the conflict in a work of fiction. Narrative Hook/Inciting Incident
All the events leading up to the climax. Rising Action
The highest point of interest or suspense(point of no return). Climax
Follows the climax-release of tension. Falling Action
"Tying up of loose ends"-A general insight or change is conveyed. Denouement/Resolution
Struggle between opposing forces. Conflict
Inside oneself-man vs. himself(guilt, anger, pride). Internal Conflict
Outside oneself-man vs. man, man vs. machine,man vs. animal, man vs. fate/supernatural, man vs. society. External Conflict
A person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work. Characters1
Shows only one trait (2-D). Flat Character
Shows many (and sometimes conflicting) traits(3-D). Round Character
Doesn't change during the course of the work. Dynamic Character
The main character/hero/heroine-the one with whom we empathize. Protagonist
The character who is against/opposes the main character. Antagonist
Directly states a character's traits(straight from the author). Direct Characterization
Provides clues about a character by describing looks, actions and words, as well as how other characters respond/react. Indirect Characterization
Perspective of the person telling the story. Point of View
"I". 1st
Only 1 character's views/thoughts. 3rd person(linited)
All-knowing, any characters views/thoughts. 3rd person(omniscient)
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work or art. Allusion
A brief story about an interesting, amusing or strange event told to entertain or make a point. Anecdote
Conversation between characters. Dialogue
Portrays differences between appearance and reality(or expectation and result). Irony
When words are used to suggest the opposite of what is actually meant. Verbal Irony
When events occur that directly contradict the expectations. Situational Irony
The feeling created in a work. Mood/Atmosphere
Person telling the story. Narrator
Where and when the story takes place. Setting
A feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of an event in a work. Suspense
The underlying point or central message in a literary work. Theme
A writer's attitude-serious, humorous, etc. Tone
Anything that stands for something else. Symbol
Not meant to be interpreted literally. Figurative Language
Created by: AaronMarrero



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