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Literary Terms

TermDefinition / Example
Plot A series of events in a story
Exposition The beginning or intro of the story; it introduces the conflict
Conflict The problem(s) of the story
Rising Action Obstacles that arise in the story after the conflict has been introduced
Climax The most exciting part of the story
Falling Action Events start to resolve themselves in the story
Resolution A conflict at the end of the story resolves or not
Internal Conflict A conflict(s) on the inside of the character (inside/mind)
External Conflict Conflict(s) on the outside
Theme The message of the story (the big idea)
Dynamic Character A character who changes from the beginning to the end of the story; can be good or bad
Static Character A character who stays the same throughout the story; can be good or bad
Point of View How the story is told (First Person, Second Person, or Third Person)
Narrator An (sometimes) unknown voice that tells the story
Setting Time and place
Created by: Porker3000