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Plot Words

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TermDefinition
Plot the sequence of events in a story
Exposition the first part of a story,which establishes the setting,characters,and background information
Setting where and when the story takes place
Rising Action the stage in a plot in which the conflict develops and story events build toward a climax
Climax a turning point in the story,the point of maximum interest or tension
Falling Action shows the result of the important action that happened in a story's climax
Resolution the end of the story,when all loose ends are tied up
Conflict a struggle between opposing forces: external(human vs. human,human vs. environment), or internal(human vs.self)
Protagonist the main character in a story. He or she grows or changes
Antagonist who or what is having the major conflict with the main character
Theme a life lesson that a character or the readers learns in a story
Simile a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor a comparison between two unlike things NOT using "like" or "as"
Atmosphere the overall feeling of the setting
Mood the reader's feelings/attitude about the topic
Point of view the perspective from which the story is told (1st person,3rd person limited,or 3rd person omniscient)
Created by: dianag0611