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conflict a struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces or emotions.
omniscient the narrative perspective from which a literary work is presented to the reader from a "god like" perspective. from which to see actions and look into the minds of characters.
climax the turning point in the narrative, the moment when the conflict is at its most intense.
theme a topic of discussion or writing, a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of literary work.
first person the "first person" or "personal" point of view relates events as they are perceived by a single character. the main character tells the story and may offer opinions.
setting the time and place in which a story unfolds.
plot the structure of a story, the sequence in which an author arranges events in the story. the structure often includes rising action, falling action, climax and resolution.
point of view the way in which and author reveals characters, events and ideas in telling the story. THE VANTAGE POINT FROM WHICH THE STORY IS TOLD.
resolution the portion of the story following the climax in which the story is resolved.
limited view/ outside observer in literature a speaker is speaking either in first person (from his or her own perspective) or third person (telling things form the perspective of and onlooker.)
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