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Fiction/ Persuasion

TermDefinition
Protagonist The main character in a work of fiction
Antagonist Someone who opposes the main character
climax The highest point of interest in the story. Sometimes called the turning point. Point at which suspense breaks.
theme Underlying message in a story. Universal message the author conveys through the story. Principle.
plot The sequence of events in a story.
Characterization How the author reveals the character traits of the characters (what they say and do, what others say about them, how others treat them, etc.)
Setting The time and location in which a story takes place. The setting affects the mood of the story.
Conflict The main character's main problem in the story
Rising Action Between the exposition and the climax. The conflict is revealed, the story becomes complicated, suspense builds.
Falling Action After the climax. Loose ends begin to be tied up. No more suspense (except in a cliffhanger).
Resolution/ denoument The end. This is how everything turns out/get explained after the problem is solved.
Point of View 1st or 3rd person -- the voice that tells the story or gives us the crucial information we need to understand what is happening
Foreshadowing A hint about what will happen later in the story
Tone Attitude of the author toward his subject. Reveals bias.
Symbol Color, person, place, or object that stands for an idea other than itself
Bias An author's stand on one side of an issue. Bias is revealed in the author's tone and in the ideas he promotes or implies.
Created by: treebeck1