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Literary Vocabulary

Plot a series of related events that make up a story
Events important things that happen
Exposition the part of the plot that gives information about the characters and their problems or conflicts
inciting event the event that sets the conflict in motion
rising action the problem or series of conflicts that build toward the climax; complication
climax the turning point in a story
crisis the turning point of the fortunes of the protagonist (main character)
falling action the steps that lead to a solution to the problem
resolution the outcome that brings a story to a close; denouement
setting the time and place of a story; the setting often helps establish background for a story; setting can be stated or inferred
mood the feeling (emotions) a story gives readers
flashback a scene that interrupts the present action of the plot
flash backward a scene that interrupts the present action and tells what happened at an earlier time
flash-forward a scene that interrupts the present action and goes ahead in time
Created by: creech5