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Review of Literature

Protagonist Main character
Antagonist Character who causes conflict for the protagonist
Flat character Character who exhibits only one trait
Round character Character who exhibits all of the complex traits of humans
Static character Character who does not change throughout the story
Dynamic character Character who does change throughout the story
Stock character An archetypal character that is seen over and over again in literature
Setting Time and place the story occurs
Mood Emotion created in the reader based on descriptions of concrete objects
Conflict Struggle between two forces
External conflict Struggle between a character and an outside force
Internal conflict Struggle between a character and his/her decisions, opinions, etc.
Plot Series of events in a story
Exposition Sets the tone and mood for the rest of the story by giving background information
Conflict The event that causes problems for the protagonist
Rising action The events leading up to the climax
Climax The high point of interest/action/suspense
Falling action The events after the climax leading up to the resolution
Denouement Resolution; all conflicts are resolved
Created by: eliciam



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