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1

Characters

protagonist

2

Tone

attitude of writer twords audience

3

Resolution

the charterer solves main problem

4

Setting

time, and place

5

Complication

difficulty

6

Plot

series of events

7

Symbol

several meanings

8

Protagonist

main figure

9

Imagery

creates visual representation of ideas

10

Foreshadowing

intimating what will happen next

11

exposition

setting the scene. introduces characters and setting, providing description

12

Point of view

who is speaking

13

Climax

The moment of greatest tension, most exciting event

14

Compression

"unity of impression" - the point of greatest importance

15

Theme

The main idea

16

Name 5 methods of characterization

DIRECT
What a character "looks like" aka Appearance
What a character "says" aka Dialogue
What a character "does" aka Actions
What a character "thinks" aka Internal Dialogue

INDIRECT
What OTHER characters SAY about the character
What OTHER characters THINK about the character
What OTHER characters REACT to the character

17

Name 3 types of conflict

INTERNAL
Character vs. Self

EXTERNAL
Character vs. Character
Character vs. Nature
Character vs. Society
Character vs, Technology
Character vs. Supernatural
Character vs. Fate

18

Name 3 types of Point of View (PoV)

1st Person Objective (Narrator is in the story)
3rd Person Objective Reporter
3rd Person Limited Omniscient
3rd Person Omniscient

19

Name 2 significant purposes of short fiction

To educate
To entertain