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KnebelSSTerms2021

SS 2021

TermDefinition
fable a story that uses animals and has a moral lesson
parable a story that teaches a religious lesson
tall tale an exaggerated story
legend a story that has been passed down over the years
flash fiction short story that is less than a 1000 words
novella a story that is longer than a short story, but not as long as a novel
plot the events in the story
theme meaning of the story
tone the attitude of the story
fiction a story that is not true; imaginary
protagonist main character
antagonist the character who opposes the protagonist
flashback to go back in time
foreshadowing to hint at the future
conflict struggle
epiphany sudden insight
story of initiation growing up or coming of age; bildungsroman
exposition introduction of background, setting, characters
complication introduction to significant problem
crisis point where a crucial decision is made
conclusion resolution, denouement
point of view who is telling the story
1st person uses I, me, we and forms of
2nd person uses you and forms of
3rd person uses forms of he, she, they
limited pov one person
omniscient pov all-know narrator
objective pov reports
unreliable pov cannot be trusted
innocent or naivepov childlike
stream of consciousness random flow of thoughts
interior monologue character's thoughts
dynamic character changes
static character stays the same
stock character stereotypical
flat character does not develop
round character fully develops
character person or animal in story
focus the visual component of point of view
voice the verbal aspect of point of view; the person telling story
mood feeling or attitude of story
style author's distinctive manner with diction, imagery, syntax
fairy tale a story that begins with once upon a time and ends with lives happily ever after
ballad a narrative often with a refrain
historical fiction fiction based on real historical events
Freytag's pyramid a diagram of plot structure first created by this scientist
climax turning point in story
rising action events that complicate the situation and intensify the plot
falling action part of plot that moves to resolution after climax
resolution or conclusion conclusion
inciting incident action that sets the plot is motion
setting time and place of story
archetype a symbol, myth, or ritual that recurs in the myth or literature of many cultures
situational irony the opposite of what you expect in a situation
dramatic irony the audience knows but the characters don't
verbal irony to say one thing and mean another
Created by: rknebel
 

 



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