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The order of events in a story. The plot of the story is made up of the problem, important events and the resolution.
The exposition (introduction) happens in the beginning of a story; this is where the reader is introduced to the characters (who is in the story) and the setting (where & when does the story take place)
The part of the story that develops the conflict, or problem, through a series of exciting events. All the events in the rising action lead up to the climax of the story.
The turning point during the middle of the story where the problem (conflict) reaches its most gripping time. The most exciting part of the story!
Follows the climax and shows the effects of the conflict; the aftermath
The conclusion to the story that reveals the solution to the problem or conflict. The End!
The message the story wants readers to know; the lesson learned from reading the story.
The Main Character
The protagonist; the most important character; grows and changes during the story (round character)
Character who is not as important as main character; this character does not change or grow during story (flat).
A character or thing in a story who has a conflict (problem) with a main character. The antagonist is usually a villain.
POV: The view that a narrator tells a story from.
When a voice outside the story is the narrator who tells the story.
Using background knowledge and story clues to make a smart guess about what may happen next in a story.
When a character in the story tells the story using “I” or “me.”