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Short Stories LA

TermDefinition
Flat Character Few traits Stereotypical characters Very easy to identify
Round Character Develops throughout the story Qualities are difficult to identify
Stock Character Very easy to identify Stereotypical personality traits Root from culture, appearance, or situtations
Protagonist Central to the story Reader has to accept and understand Can also be the bad guy
Antagonist Villain of the story Character who must be defeated by Protagonist
Static Character Character that remains the same Unchanged by the events of the story
Dynamic Character Character experiences changes from events in story Change to character can be sudden or gradual
Implied theme Suggested by the author
Dramatic Irony When you know something the character doesn't
Universal Theme Recur in different cultures and time periods
Rising Action Introduces conflict and contains events in the story that lead up to the climax and resolution
Idiom Expression that has a meaning particular to a language or culture
Plot The sequence of events in a story
Direct Characterization Author describes or tells about the character
Irony A contradiction between what happens and what is expected
First-Person The narrator is a character in the story and uses pronouns
Conflict A problem the characters face
External Conflict A struggle between a character and an outside force
Situational Irony When what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected
Flashback A scene within a story that comes in the middle of a sequence of events and relates to events that have occurred in the past
Point of View Perspective from which a story is told or narrated
Climax The turning point which resolves the conflict
Falling Action When the conflict eases
Exposition Introduces the situation
Indirect Characterization When the author reveals or shows a character through speech and actions
Characters The people or animals that take part in a story's action
Third-Person Limited Narrator is not a character and relates the thoughts of only one character
Resolution The conclusion where the conflict has been resolved; the wrap-up
Stated Theme Expressed directly(moral of the story)
Third-Person Omniscent Narrator is not a character and relates the thoughts of all characters
Foreshadowing The author's clues of what might happen next in the story- creates suspense
Setting The time and place of a story
Internal Conflict Takes place within a character's mind
Theme A central message or insight in a piece of fiction
Verbal Irony When an author says one thing and means the opposite: sarcasm
Created by: 1962116900