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Part in a story where the outcome usually settles the conflict(s) and brings story to satisfactory and logical ending

Resolution

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Persons appearing in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem

Character

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Main idea or basic meaning of a literary work

Theme

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Anything invented or imagined, especially a prose narrative

Fiction

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Narrative prose fiction that is shorter than a novel

Short story

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Sequence of events or happenings in a literary work

Plot

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Way the writer uses language

Style

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Part in the story where the outcome of the climax is revealed

Falling action

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Time and place of action in a narrative

Setting

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Quality of literary work that make reader uncertain or tense of what's about to happen

Suspense

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Use of hints to suggest what action is to come

Foreshadowing

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Struggle between opposing forces

Conflict

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Combines sadness in a humorous way

Tragic-comic

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Element of fiction work together to create one mood

Single effect

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Sow,thing that happens that wasn't expected

Irony

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When the reader or listener has information that is not known by the character involved

Dramatic irony

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Form of language that has no metrical structure

Prose

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Attitude a writer takes toward his/her subjects, characters, or readers

Tone

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When the speakers or writers say the opposite of what they mean

Verbal irony

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Vantage point from which a narrative if told

Point of view

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Part in the story where the author captures the readers attention by establishing a basic conflict which triggers rising action

Incentive moment

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When what happens in a particular situation is the opposite of what is expected

Situational irony

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Point of highest intensity: emotional, interest, or suspense; pint that determines outcome of story

Climax/turning point/crisis

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Man vs. Himself

Internal conflict

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Part in the story where background info is given

Exposition

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Narrative within narrative

Framework story

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State of being nameless

Anonymity

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State of being universal over the world

Universality

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Anything that has meaning in itself and also stands for something larger than itself

Symbol

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Exists to expand our insight

Interpretive literature