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Plot Diagram

TermDefinition
Protagonist usually describes the main character (typically the "good guy" but not always)
Internal Conflict, man vs himself this word describes things that happen within the character
External Conflict, man vs society this term describes the conflict between man and society
Dynamic Character this term describes a character who grows, changes, or matures over the course of the story
1st person point of view this term describes the "I" point of view told by a character in the story
3rd person point of view this term describes a story that is told in a narrative voice outside the action and is told using "he" "she" "they"
Narrator The person telling the story
Exposition Describes the part of the story that explains the setting and introduces the characters
second person point of view The narrator tells the story using the pronouns "You", "Your," and "Yours" to address a reader or listener directly
conflict A struggle between opposing forces
round character this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background
Imagery Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Symbolism A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
antagonist A character or force in conflict with the main character
setting word that describes the time and place of the story
External Conflict, man vs man this word describes the conflict between man and man
Static Character this term describes a character who is stuck and stays the same throughout the story
Rising Action Describes the parts of the story that includes all of the events from the narrative hook to the climax
Climax This describes the TURNING POINT. or the most exciting part of the story
Resolution Describes how the story concludes (the conflict is resolved)
suspense A feeling of uncertainty and curiosity about what will happen next in a story; key element in fiction and drama; "hook" writer uses to keep audience interested
Flashback a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story.
flat character A character who is not very well developed; has few identifiable characteristics
External Conflict, man vs nature this term describes the conflict between man and nature
Plot Describes the sequence of events in a story
Falling Action Describes all of the events from the climax to the resolution
Created by: stevenb