List of terms (mp1)
In medias res
Latin for "into the middle of things." It usually describes a narrative that begins, not at the beginning of a story, but somewhere in the middle — usually at some crucial point in the action.
Exposition-Rising action-Climax-Falling action-Resolution (denouement)
The background information that is needed to understand the story is provided, such as the main character, the setting, the basic conflict, and so forth-Is a series of events and actions that move the story to a climax-The turning point in the story-The conflict unravels with the main character either winning or losing-The end of the story.
an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point in the story.
Refers to the different drives of the characters or forces involved. Conflict may be internal or external
a literary device by which an author hints what is to com
the adversary of the hero or protagonist
Direct (Telling)/Indirect (Showing)
reader is told what the character's personality is/process by which the writer shows the character's personality through speech, actions and appearance.
experiences change throughout the plot of the story/do not experience basic character changes throughout the plot of the story
characters who are most like real people because they have depth/one who can be fully described in a single sentence because they have no depth.
a stereotypical person whom audiences readily recognize from frequent recurrences in a particular literary tradition.
a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character
The reason someone acts or behaves in a certain way.
reasonable or probable
a protagonist who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, and morality.
focuses on the experiences of characters in situations where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events that call into question the certainty of existential concepts such as truth or value.
Time, Place, Social environment
Third Person Omniscient
Third Person Limited
(non-participatnt) the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
(participant) the viewpoint of a character writing or speaking directly about themselves
a symbol that has an understood or widely accepted interpretation.
A figure of speech where an object, person, or situation has another meaning other than its literal meaning. The actions of a character, word, action, or event that have a deeper meaning in the context of the whole story.
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
the central topic
describes the ways that the author uses words — the author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language, and sentence arrangement all work together to establish mood, images, and meaning in the text.
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience
a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
occurs when the expected outcome does not happen.
irony thats understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
Stream of consciousness
a narrative mode or device that depicts the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind. (first person)