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Literary Terms 9-1

plote sequence of events in a short story, novel, or play, which involves conflict and details
conflict stuggle between 2 opposing forces; basis for the plot
types of external conflict man vs. man man vs. society man vs. nature
types of internal conflict man vs. himself
characterization methods the author used to make the character(s) come alive
theme thread of meaning running through a story; usually a general truth about mankind (not just the subject or topic of the story)
setting when and where the story takes place
foreshadowing the technique of giving hints or clues that suggest or prepare for events that occur later in a story
suspense the state of anxious anticipation, expectation, or uncertanty regarding the resolution of a conflict
climax highest point of action in the story
style author's way of expressing
Created by: daqeel