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What means the time and place in which a story takes place?

Setting

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What means the atmosphere or feeling of a literary work. The setting can contribute to establishing the mood of a story?

Mood

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What means the individuals whose thoughts and actions make up a story. The actions of the character make up the events of the story?

Character

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What means the central, focal figure in a work of fiction?

Protagonist

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What means a character or force that works against the protagonist, creating obstacles. A story can have more than one antagonist?

Antagonist

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What means the characters that are fully developed with both positive qualities and flaws. Most protagonist are round characters?

Round characters

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What means characters that undergo change over the course of a story as a result of there experience. Most protagonist are dynamic?

Dynamic character

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What means characters that do not undergo any changes from the story's interception to its conclusion?

Static character

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What means characters that as stereotypical and one dimensional. They are simple with limited personality traits?

Flat characters

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What means the methods used by an author to develop a character?

Characterization

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What means the arrangement, or sequence of events within a story?

Plot

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What means an obstacle, struggle, or controversy that the protagonist must resolve to overcome?

Conflict

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What means a conflict in which the protagonist has a problem with another character?

Character vs. character

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What means a conflict in which the protagonist must struggle against a harsh environment or natural disaster?

Character vs. nature

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What means a conflict in which the protagonist faces a problem with a part of the whole society?

Character vs. society

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What means a conflict in which the protagonist is at odds with an internal problem such as fear or shyness or guilt?

Character vs. self

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What means a conflict in which the protagonist struggles with a force that seems beyond the characters control?

Character vs. fate

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What means a second story within the main plot of the story?

Subplot

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What means when characters are introduced and background info is provided to better understand the story?

Exposition

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What means the use of clues early in the story to give hints about events that will happen later?

Foreshadowing

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What means a series of events and conflict involving the story's characters that leads to the climax?

Rising action

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What means the turning point of a story. It is when the conflict is most intense?

Climax

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What means the action that follows the climax and leads to the resolution?

Falling action

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What means the conclusion of the story?

Resolution

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What means an unexpected twist in the resolution of a story. The story concludes in a way that is opposite from what the reader may expect?

Situational irony

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What jeans the idea or ideas that weave the characters, setting and events together?

Theme