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short story terms

literary terms

termsdefinition
Setting where the story takes place time of the day year in history time in year.
mood atmosphere of the story the mood of a story is created by the setting
theme authors message or lesson what did you learn from the story.
conflict the problem in the story
internal conflict when a character is forced to make a difficult decision
person vs self
external conflict problem or conflict is created by an outside force
man vs man
man vs fate
man vs society
man vs nature
plot sequence of events in a short story
expostion
narative hook
rising action
climax
falling action
conclusion
narrator
tone
point of view
1st person
3rd limited
3rd omniscient
characters
major
protagonist
antagonist
minor
dynamic character character whose values .belifs or thoughts change
static control thoughts belifs dont change
indirect characterzation the reader learns about a character through his thoughts ,words and or actions.
direct characerazation the reader learns about a character from other characters or the narrator
symbol something that represents a thought
irony the diffrence between apperance and reality when what is expected to happen
foreshadowing thinks about what will happen later on in the story
flat character a character with one personality
round character a charcter with many of them
Created by: maite20