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Plot elements and Conflicts

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Rising Action
Part of the plot where the conflicts take place leading up to the turning point of the story
Foreshadowing
An author gives hints of events yet to come in a plot.
Antagonist
A character who works against the main character and often time contributes to the conflict
Falling Action
Occurs after the climax in a plot; wraps up minor story details.
Exposition
Beginning of the plot where the characters, setting, and inciting incident are introduced
Resolution
End of the plot where future of character is determined.
Dramatic Irony
When the reader or audience knows something a character does not.
Internal Conflict
A struggle a character has within himself/herself
Imagery
Language that appeals to the five senses
Climax
The turning point of the story, often the most intense moment
Satire
Writing, art, or speech that ridicules in order to influence change.
Irony
The contrast between reality and expectations.
Setting
Time, place, and background of the events occurring in the story
Character
People or animals in a story
Flashback
An author interrupts the sequence of events to tell of an event that previously occured.
Symbolism
Using objects, colors, or other literary occurances to stand for more than their definition.
Protagonist
The main character of a story
External Conflict
A struggle a character has with another character or with nature
Situational Irony
When the event is opposite of expectations.
Plot
A sequence of events in a piece of literature
Allusion
Refering to well-known literary or historical characters, places, or events to create meaning by association.
Verbal Irony
Written or spoken language contradicting the intended meaning.
Utopian Literature
A form of satire where an alternate society with more control than the individual is proposed.

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