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LiteraryElements

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TermDefinition
Plot chain of related events that take place in a story.
Conflict struggle between opposing forces.
External conflict in which a struggle is pitted against an outside force.
Internal conflict in which a struggle occurs within a character
Exposition introduces the characters, the setting,and the basic situation
Inciting Incident moment at which the conflict is introduced
Rising Action complications of the plot and building suspense
Climax turning point of the action when intensity reaches its peak
Falling Action events that occur after the climax as the intensity subsides
Resolution conflict is resolved or comes to an end
Characters people involved in the action of a story
Setting the time and place of the events in the story
Irony a difference between appearance and reality,or expectation and result
Verbal Irony what is said is different from what is meant
Situational Irony an event occurs that contradict the expectations of the reader or audience
Dramatic Irony a difference between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows.
Mood the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or point of view
Theme the general idea about life that the author wants to communicate.
Protagonists the main character or most important character in a story
Antagonist character who opposes the main character
Round Character shows many different traits
Flat Character shows only one trait
Dynamic Character develops and grows during the course of the story
Static Character does not change throughout the story
Created by: mikkolejohnson