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What are the 5 methods of characterization?

1. Appearance
2. Actions
3. How other characters react
4. Dialogue
5. Inner thoughts and feelings

1

What is the purpose of suspense?

To make the story interesting and also to build you up to the climax

2

Detail the events that happen in a plot line:

1. Basic situation
2. Rising action
3. Complications
4. Rock bottom
5. Climax
6. Falling action
7. Resolution/ Denouement

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What does Denouement translate to, and what does it mean?

Denouement- the unraveling of the knot; the problem is fixed

4

What is the minimum number of emotions a character experiences In a short story?

3

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Is the narrator of the actors always the author?

No

6

List the pros and cons of writing in the first person:

Pros:
-readers often understand the main character better
-see events from the perspective of an important character
Cons:
- narrator may be unreliable

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List the pros and cons of writing from the 3rd person omniscient POV:

Pros:
- very natural technique
Cons:
- not lifelike
- the narrator knows all and tells all

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What is the difference between subject and theme- provide an example?

The theme usually reveals something about the subject and can usually be stated in one or two sentences. Comparatively, the subject can be stated in one or two words and does not reveal aTruth about humanity.