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short story terms

literaty terms definations

setting where a story takes place, includes time of day, In history, time of years.
mood atmosphere of the story the mood of a story is created by the setting.
theme author's message or lesson, what do you learn from the story.
Conflict problem of the story.
Internal conflict when a character is forced to make a difficult decision.
person vs self some as an internal conflict a character is faced to make a difficult decision.
external conflict problem or conflict is created by an outside forced.
person vs person to people are in conflict arguing or fighting.
person vs fate a person who cannot control his or her destiny/future.
person vs society a person whose values and beliefs are different run society value and belief racism is an example of lesson society's.
person vs nature conflict is created by a forced of nature this includes weather.
plot sequence of events in a short story.
exposition all background information is given to the reader the character are introduced into setting is given.
narrator hook main conflict is introduced.
rising action events in a story that led to the climax most of the story will take place here.
climax the most exciting part of the story turning point; the protagonist must take decision.
falling action events leading to the conclusion of short story.
conclusion resolution or end of a short story.
Narrator "person" telling the story to the narrator is not the some as the author.
tone author's attitude about the story. attitude is created by the narrator.
point of view how the story is told.
1st person the narrator is part of the story the narrator use's i me my our the story in every part of the
3rd person the narrator tells the story through the exes of one character. the one character in every part of the short the narrator limits what the reader sees.
3rd Omniscient omniscient- omni- nii scient- knowing the narrator can tell you what everyone in the story thinks. can tell you about the past, present,and future.
character people or animals in the short story.
Major most important character in the short story.
protagonist the main character the good guy.
Antagonist the character the creates the problem for the protagonist the bad guy.
Minor Additional character needed to tell the story.
Dynamic character a character whose values beliefs or thoughts change in the short story.
static character a character whose values beliefs or thoughts do not change.
Indirect characterization the reader learns about s character through his/her thoughts, words and / or actions.
Direct characterization the reader learns about a character through what other character or the narrator tells the reader.
Symbol something represents a through, attitude, emotions, or something else.
Irony the differences between appearance 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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