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literary terms

TermDefinition
antagonist the one who is in the conflict with the main character the "bad guy"
protagonist the most important character the "good guy"
setting the time and place in a which the story is taking place
point of view the viewpoint that the story is being told
conflict the struggle that is taking place within the story
internal conflict an emotional struggle between what a character wants to do and what he feels he must do
external conflict the external problem that standing in the way of the character and what he wants to accomplish
foreshadowing when the author gives subtle hints to things that may happen later in the story
exposition the beginning of the story where we meet the main character and establish the setting
rising action the main ideas in the story that lead up to the climax
climax the part where the story reaches it most important part
falling action the main details that follow the climax of the story where things start to resolve
resolution how the story is wrapped up and resolved
narrative text that explains series of events
dialogue a shared conversation between two or people in the story
Created by: jjperry