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short story terms

literature terms definitions

QuestionAnswer
setting the definition of setting is time,place.
mood the atmosphere of the story the mood of a story is created by the setting.
theme author message or lesson.
conflict conflict is the conflict of the story.
person vs self same as an internal conflict-character is faced to make a difficult decision.
external conflict problem or conflict created by and outside force.
person vs person to people in conflict arguing or fighting.
person vs fate a person who cannot control his or her destiny/future
men vs society a person who values and belief are different society values and beliefs
men vs nature conflict is created by a fo0rce of nature.
plot sequence of events in a short story.
exposition all background information is given to the reader.
narrative hook man conflict is introduce.
rising action events in a story that lead to the climax;mast of the story will take place here
climax the most exciting part turning point; protagonist must make a decision.
falling action events leading to the conclusion of a short story.
conclusion resolution or end of a short story.
narrator "person" telling the story; the narrator is not the same author.
tone narrators attitude about the story.attitude is created by narrator.
point of view how the story is told.
1st person the narrator is part of the story.
3rd limited the narrator is part of the trough the eyes of one character.
character people or animals in a short story.
major most important characters in a short story.
protagonist the main character; the good guy.
antagonist the character who creates problems for the protagonist; bad guy.
minor additional character reader to tell the story.
indirect characterization the reader learns about a character through his/her though words and/or action.
direct characterization the reader learns about a character what the other characters or the narrator tells the reader.
symbol something represent a though attitude emotion or something else
irony the difference between and reality when what is expected to happen doesn't.
foreshadowing hints about what will happen later in the story;foreshadowing helps you predict what will happen.
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