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2 the main character, or the one most central to the action of the story

3 protagonist

4 the person, thing, or force working against the protagonist

5 antagonist

6 author’s reason for creating a work

7 author’s purpose

8 a person, animal, or imaginary creature that takes part in the action of a story

9 character

10 the techniques an author uses to develop the personality of a character in a literary work

11 characterization

12 the author tells you what to feel or think about a character

13 direct characterization

14 the author gives you information about a character through actions, speech, thoughts, feelings, and interactions that allow the reader to form an opinion

15 indirect characterization

16 the most important character(s)

17 main character

18 less important—they interact with the main characters and one another, but readers don’t know much about them

19 minor character

20 characters that stay the same throughout the story

21 static characters

22 characters that change from beginning to end— often they will learn something

23 dynamic characters

24 the words that characters speak—can move the plot along and reveal a lot about characters

25 Dialogue

26 a form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people

27 Dialect

28 the feeling that the work gives to readers—writers use words, phrases, and images to create ______

29 Mood

30 the action or sequence of events in a story

31 Plot

32 First part of plot—setting, characters and background info. are all introduced

33 exposition

34 the event that introduces the central conflict

35 inciting incident

36 series of conflicts or struggles that build the story toward its climax—tension rises

37 rising action

38 the high point or turning point of the story—the last big event dealing with the conflict

39 climax

40 the action that begins to settle the conflict

41 falling action

42 the ending—brings the story to a satisfactory close

43 resolution

44 1.. Exposition 2. Inciting incident 3. Rising Action 4. Climax 5. Falling Action 6. Resolution

45 the problem of the story that triggers the action

46 Conflict

47 problem with another character

48 person vs. person

49 problem with laws or beliefs of a group of people

50 person vs. society

51 problem with the environment

52 person vs. nature

53 problem deciding what to do or think

54 person vs. self

55 problem that seems to be uncontrollable

56 person vs. fate

57 the perspective from which a story is told

58 Point of View

59 story is told by one of the characters—uses pronouns like “I” or “we”—limited to only one character’s knowledge, thoughts, and feelings

60 First person p.o.v.

61 story is told by a narrator who is not a character in the story—uses pronouns like “he,” “she,” “they”

62 Third person p.o.v.

63 the time and place (year, season, time of day, weather, country, state, neighborhood, building, home, etc.) in which the action of a story occurs— clues are given by the author (clothing, customs, transportation, dialects)

64 Setting

65 a person, place, thing or event used to represent something else— context clues help you figure out what a symbol means

66 Symbol

67 the statement or lesson about life that the author wants the reader to understand….similar to a moral

68 Theme

69 the category or type of literature

70 Genre

71 the author gives hints or clues about what might happen in the future

72 foreshadowing

73 the author interrupts the sequence of events to tell about something in the past

74 flashback

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