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Plot Elements

setting The time and place in which a story takes place.
plot The sequence or order of events that happen in a story.
exposition This occurs at the beginning of a story; the reader learns about the main characters, setting and beginning conflict of the story
rising action This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs.
climax This is the turning point ("wow moment") of the story. Usually the protagonist (main character) comes face to face with the conflict.
falling action The conflict is being solved at this point, but it's not the end of the story yet.
resolution The story comes to a reasonable ending.
protagonist the hero / main character
antagonist the bad guy / opposes the main character
static character Character stays the same, doesn't change
dynamic character Character changes over the course of the story
conflict The struggle between two forces in the story
theme The moral or lesson the story teaches you.
internal conflict The problems comes from within the character
external conflict the problems comes from some outside force
point of view the perspective the story is told from
1st person This is where the story is told through a main character's eyes.
3rd person limited This is where the narrator is not a character in the story and talks about the characters. The narrator has a limited perspective and can only read one character's mind, feelings, and motive
3rd person omniscient This is where the narrator is not a character in the story and is "all-knowing" . This type of narrator can read every character's feelings, motives, and thoughts.
Created by: mrsmik