Literature Terms Setting, Foreshadowing, and etc.

Topic: EntertainmentGames
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Last updated: May 14, 2019
character
a person or animal that moves the action of the story forward

setting
time and place of action

climax
the story’s turning point

conflict
struggle between opposing forces in a story

suspense
feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a story

exposition
the beginning of the story

plot
sequence of events

theme
the central message of the story

resolution
the story’s outcome

point of view
perspective from which the story is told

risng action
events leading up to the climax

falling action
end of the central conflict

flat character
character who is presented with only one or two main personality traits without much development

dynamic character
character who changes and grows in the story

round character
a well developed character one having many traits, thoughts and feelings

static character
character who does not change in the story

protagonist
the main character in a story

antagonist
character who works against the main charcter of the story

minor character
character who plays a small role in the story

autobiography
self written story about ones life

biography
story written about somenone elses life

narrative
collection of events that tells a story which may or may not be true

persuasive
used to convice the reader of the writer’s point of view

expository
the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader.

dialect
a variety of a language characteristic of a particular group of the language’s spe

dialogue
a conversation b/w characters in a drama or narrative

non-fiction
a story based on facts

fiction
a created or made up story

narrator limited
doesn’t know everything going on in the story

omniscence
knows everything going on in the story

poetry
written in lines and stanzas

prose
fiction and nonfiction written in paragraphs

drama
written in acts, scripts, and stage directions

allusion
a reference to a well known work of art or writing, or the Bible

foreshadowing
hint or clue that will lead to something that will happen later

mood
a feeling created in the reader as he or she reads

symbol
something that stands for something else

genre
particular form of writing

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