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Climax

point in a narrative at which the conflict or tension reaches its highest point

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Denouement

final part of a narrative in which the strands of a plot are drawn together

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Speech tag

labels a piece of speech or dialogue to indicate who is speaking

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Limited narrative

form of narration which focuses on the thoughts and feelings of a single character using the third person

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Omniscient narrative

form of narration which gives access to the thoughts and feelings of all characters in the narrative using the third person

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Direct speech

sentence where the exact words are represented and shown in speech marks

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Unreliable narrator

narrator who typically displays characteristics or tendencies that indicate a lack of credibility or honesty

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Antagonist

character who actively opposes or is hostile to the protagonist

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Protagonist

The main character in a narrative

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Foil

a character who contrasts with another character, usually the protagonist

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Falling action

series of events that follow the climax, leading to a decrease in tension as the narrative reaches its end

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Prolepsis

flashforward: a literary device in which the narrative is taken forward in time to show a future event

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Characterisation

the creation and development of fictional characters

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Foreshadowing

literary device where the writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the narrative

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Exposition

the beginning of a narrative used to introduce background information about events, settings, and characters

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Analepsis

flashback: literary device in which the narrative is taken backward in time yo show a past event

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Reported speech

a sentence where the spoken word is reported without used speech marks

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Symbol

an object, setting, character, or event in a story that carries a deeper meaning

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First-person

form of narration where a character relays events from their own point of view using 'i' or 'we'

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Rising Action

a series of events that create suspense, interest, and tension in a narrative, building towards the climax