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Short Story Lit Term

QuestionAnswer
antagonist the villian of the story
climax the turning point of a story
character trait personality description
internal conflict problem within a character
external conflict problem with a character and an outside force
exposition the beginning of the story where information is revealed
falling action occurs after the climax
foreshadowing hints that suggest future events
irony contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
mood feeling a literary work conveys to readers
narrator person telling the story
plot sequence of related events that make up a story
1st person point of view narrator is a character in the story
3rd person point of view limited narrator is a character outside the story and can only report what he/she sees and hears
3rd person point of view omniscient narrator is a character outside the story and can report everything to the reader
protagonist hero of the story
static character character that does not change
dynamic character character that changes a great deal
rising action the events that move the plot forward
science fiction writer explores unexpected possibilities of the past or future by using scientific data and theories
setting time and place of a story
short story a brief work of fiction
fiction a story that is not real
theme lesson or moral of story
Created by: eelhardt