2 AntagonistA character or force in conflict with the main character, the protagonist.
3 CharacterA person or animal who takes part in the action in a literary work.Characters who show varied and sometimes contradictory traits are called round.Characters who reveal only one personality trait are called flat.
4 The high point of interest or suspense. ClimaxThe high point of interest or suspense.
5 A struggle between opposing sides or forces. ConflictA struggle between opposing sides or forces.Types of Conflict:Character vs. CharacterCharacter vs. NatureCharacter vs. SocietyCharacter vs. Supernatural/FateCharacter vs. Self
6 FlashbackCreating a scene that took place at an earlier time and tells it as if it is happening at the present moment.
7 ForeshadowingTechnique used to drop hints or clues about what will happen later, helping to build suspense.
8 A literary or artistic category. Examples=prose, poetry, and drama GenreA literary or artistic category. Examples=prose, poetry, and drama
9 IronyWhen the outcome of a story is opposite from what the reader expected, often creating a surprise ending.
10 Most important character in a work. Main characterMost important character in a work.
11 Part of the story but not the focus of the action Minor characterPart of the story but not the focus of the action
12 The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem. MoodThe emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem.
13 The event which introduces the central conflict. Narrative HookThe event which introduces the central conflict.
14 The main character or hero of the story. ProtagonistThe main character or hero of the story.The action usually revolves around the protagonist.
15 The part of a literary work where the conflict is ended. ResolutionThe part of a literary work where the conflict is ended.
16 The time and place in which the events of a story occur. SettingThe time and place in which the events of a story occur.
17 SuspenseA feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work.
18 SymbolismThe practice of using an object to represent a belief, idea, superstition or an institution.
19 Central message, concern, or purpose in a literary work. ThemeCentral message, concern, or purpose in a literary work.
20 The episodes or the events that make up the action of a literary work. PlotThe episodes or the events that make up the action of a literary work.
21 ExpositionThe part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation.
23 Plot (definition)Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is made up of a series of incidents that are related to one another.
24 1. ExpositionThis usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).
25 2. Rising ActionThis part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs.
26 3. ClimaxThis is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.
27 4. Falling ActionAll loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
28 5. ResolutionThe story comes to a reasonable ending.
29 Putting It All Together 1. Exposition2. Rising Action3. Climax4. Falling Action5. ResolutionBeginning of StoryMiddle of StoryEnd of Story