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the process of conveying information about characters -

characterization

2

the narrator telling you what the characters personality is like -

direct characterization

3

"ted is a foolish man"
example of ....

direct characterization

4

the narrator tells us what the characters look like/ how they act / what they say -

indirect characterization

5

a set of characters that stand in contrast to each other -

foils

6

glinda - the good witch
wicked witch - the evil with
***both sisters***
example of....

foils

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characters that are connected but opposite.

foils

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they are characters that don't change in a meaningful way -

static characters

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characters that have an internal change -

dynamic characters

10

they are one-dimensional, as the readers, we don't know a lot about them -

flat characters

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they are multi-dimensional, we as the readers, DO know a lot about them -

round characters

12

round = ...

complex

13

flat - ...

sterotypical

14

reason why a character acts or thinks -

motivation

15

its in every story, includes place and time -

setting

16

it describes the events and where they go in the stories -

plot

17

where characters are introduced in the story -

basic situation

18

it leads up to the climax -

rising action

19

its the main problems -

conflict

20

its the problems that get in the way of the story -

complications

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the turning point -

technical climax

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its the most suspenseful part of the story -

dramatic climax

23

the stuff inbetween the technical climax and resolution -

falling action

24

its the conclusion -

resolution

25

the hints that tell what might happen later -

foreshadowing

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it takes place before the story even started -

flashback

27

"on the edge of your seat"

suspense

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the parts of the larger story; not as important -

subplots

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it repeats the main outline several times -

parallel episodes

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its the main character; facing problem -

protagonist

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character causing problems and conflicts -

antagonist

32

Man vs. Man -

Man vs. characters

33

Man vs. Himself -

character causes its own problems

34

Man vs. Society -

societal problems that protagonist doesn't agree with

35

Man vs. Nature

protagonist vs. some type of nature

36

what are the five story elements -

1. setting
2. plot
3. theme
4. characterization
5. point of view

37

what are the 3 points of view:

1st person
2nd person
3rd person

38

this point of view is where the narrator refers to him/herself as "I" ; usually is a character, and sometimes can be unreliable. -

1st person

39

what point of view is the narrator addressed "you" -

2nd person

40

what are the 3 types of 3rd person point of view =

objective
omniscient
limited

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which third person is it.... the narrator isn't a character, and the narrator doesn't know the characters thoughts/feelings -

objective

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which third person ... not a character, and the narrator is all knowing and knows the thoughts / feelings of the characters =

omniscient

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which third person ... the narrator can convey the thoughts and feelings of a character. it seems like the story is told in the point of view of a particular character -

limited

44

its the lesson a story teaches =
(((((more general and related to life)))))

themes

45

how do u find theme?

look for moments that seem important
or when characters learn a lesson