a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
Explains the result of the climax
A book that has one main idea and is short enough to be read in one sitting.
The character who helps create the conflict in the story. (In fairy tales = evil)
The character most central to the action. May or may not be a hero.
The main message the writer wishes to share.
Occurs at the end of the story. Loose ends are tied up.
Problems that occur that complicate the plot and make matters more difficult
The highest point of interest or suspense in the story.
It is also the turning point.
A problem or struggle between two or more opposing forces.
The time and place of a story happens.
Sets the stage for the story. Characters are introduced, the setting is described and the conflict begins to unfold.
The sequence of events in a story.
The feeling a reader gets from a story.