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

Setting

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What is the atmosphere or feeling of a literally work?

Mood

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What are the individuals whose thoughts and actions make up a story?

Characters

3

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

Protagonist

4

What is a character or force that works against the protagonist,creating obstacles?

Antagonist

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What are characters that are fully developed with both positive qualities and flaws?

Round Characters

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What are characters that do not undergo any change from the story's inception to its conclusion?

Dynamic Character

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What are characters that do not undergo any change from the story's inception to its conclusion?

Static Character

8

What are characters that are stereotypical and one-dimensional?

Flat Character

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What are methods used by author to develop a character?

Characterization

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

Plot

11

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

Conflict

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

Character vs. Character

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

Character vs. Nature

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

Character vs. Society

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

Character vs. Self

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

Character vs. Fate

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What in fiction, the plot normally begins with?

Exposition

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

Foreshadowing

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

Rising Action

20

What is the turning point of a story?

Climax

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What is also referred to as a denouement?

Falling Action

22

What is the conclusion of the story?

Resolution

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What is an unexpected twist in the resolution?

Situational irony

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

Theme

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

Subplot

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What is the repetition of similar sounds at the end of a word?

Rhyme

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What is a group of lines that are linked together?

Stanza

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What is the pattern of end rhyme in a poem?

Rhyme scheme

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What is a sound element of poetry it is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Rhythm