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literary term

setting where a story takes place
mood atmosphere of the story the mood of the story is created by the setting
theme authors message or lesson what do you learn from the story
conflict problem in a story
internal conflict when a character is forced to make a difficult decision
person vs self same as internal conflict forced to make a difficult decision
external conflict problem is created by an outside force
man vs man two people are in conflict arguing or fighting
man vs fate a person who cannot control his her destiny
man vs society a person whose values and beliefs are different from society
man vs nature conflict is created by a force of nature this include weather animal ocean
plot sequence of events in a short story
exposition all background information is given to the reader characters are reduced
narrative hook main conflict is introduced
rising action events leading to the conclusion of a short story
climax the most exciting part turning point the protagonist most make a difficult decision
falling action events leading to the conclusion of the short story
conclusion resolution or end of a short story
narrator person telling the story is not same as the author
tone authors attitude about the short story
point of view how the story is told
1 person the narrator is part of the story uses i me my your in the story
3 limited the narrator tells the story through the eyes of one character
3 omniscient the narrator can tell you what everyone in the story thinks can tell you about the past present future
character people or animals in a short story
major most important characters in a story
protagonist the main character or the good guy
antagonist a character who creates problems for the protagonist
minor additional characters needed to tell the story
dynamic character a character whose values beliefs and thoughts change in a story
static character a character whose values thoughts beliefs do not change in a story
indirect characterization the reader learns about the character through his her words
direct characterization the reader learns about a character through what other character or the narrator tells the reader
symbol something represents a thought attitude emotions or something else
irony the difference between appearance and reality
foreshadowing hints about what will happen later in the story foreshadowing helps you predict what will happen
Created by: mariarodriguez



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