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Large Lit Terms

Mrs. Large 7th Grade

plotline he map of a story/book that includes the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, & resolution.
foreshadowing A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
(resolution) denouement the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.
falling action The story begins to draw to a close; occurs after the climax and almost resolves the conflict
climax A decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot.
rising action A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
inciting incident (action) The end of the exposition. Sets the rest of the story in motion. The one incident in the story without which there would be no story.
exposition A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.
third person omniscient point of view The narrator speaks in the third person and can know and explain anything that happens in the story and what any character in it knows, thinks, feels, and experiences.
third person limited point of view This type of point of view presents the feelings and thoughts of only one character, presenting only the actions of all remaining 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.
first person point of view Narrator tells story from his/her point of view and refers to him/herself as "I" and uses words such as "my", "we", or "our". This narrator may be an active character or observer.
point of view The perspective from which a story is told
conflict A struggle between opposing forces.
antagonist A character or a group of characters in conflict to the protagonist or the main character.
protagonist main character in a play or story, hero
setting The general place, historical time, and social circumstances in which the action of a fictional or dramatic work occurs
theme A main idea, message about life or nature, or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly.
Created by: Elarge
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