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Plot The sequence of events
Setting The time and place of a story
Flash Forward story is interrupted into the future
Flashback story is interrupted into the past
Exposition introduces characters setting and conflict
Rising Action part of the plot with all the “drama”
Climax The page-turner; most intense
Resolution wraps up the conflict in the story
Foreshadow clues as to what is going to happen later
Plot Diagram chart used to plot the events of a story
Protagonist The main character in the story
Antagonist has a problem with protagonist
Conflict the problem in the story
Internal conflict occurs in a character’s mind
External conflict with a character and an outside force
Character the individuals in a story
Character Traits Qualities a character possesses
Direct Characterization tells the reader about a character
Indirect Characterization shows not tells about a character
Dynamic a character that changes; has insight
Static a character that does not change
Round three-dimensional; many character traits
Flat two dimensional; few character traits
Point of View perspective from which a story is told
First the POV where the narrator IS an active character
Omniscient POV where the narrator is “godlike”
Limited POV where the narrator knows one characters feelings
Unreliable narrator cannot be trusted
Tone the attitude of the speaker
Voice the writer’s language in the story
Diction the choice of words the writer uses
Suspense anxiety the reader feels about what is happening
Irony the opposite of what you expect
Surprise Ending logical but unexpected ending
Subordinate Character helps move the plot along; not that important
Created by: nacevedo