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What is the plot of a story

The chain of events in a story (what happens in the story)

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What is the conflict of a story

A struggle between to or more forces in a story

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What is the setting of a story

The time place and circumstances of the story

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What is the point of view in a story

The narrative perspective used to tell the story

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What is the theme in a story

The message the author is trying to get across to their readers (the moral or lesson)

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What is characterization of a story

the way the author develops the characters personalities

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What are the six types of characters in a story

Flat, static, dynamic, round, protagonist, and antagonists

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What is a flat character

A flat character is not well developed the reader knows only one or two traits, their personality and importance to the story can be summed up in one our two sentences

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What is a round character

A round character is well developed the reader knows many of their traits they may be complicated. They may feel vibrant and real like a person in real life

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What is a static character

A static character is a character that does not grow or change during the story their personality and attitude stays the same

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What is a dynamic character

A dynamic character is a character who undergoes growth and change during the story

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What is a protagonist

A protagonist is the main character who is often the good guy or hero this is usually the character who starts the action in the story

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What is an antagonist

A antagonist is a character that works against the protagonist occasionally this is a force(time etc.) rather than a character

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What are the three types of point of view in a story

The three types of points of view are 1st person 2nd person and third person point of view

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What is 1st person point of view

First person point of view is when the character tells the story. The narrator can only tell what they themselves see and hear. The narrator says I

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What is 2nd person point of view

2nd person point of view is when the reader is treated as a character in the story. The narrator says you. ( this type of narrative is rarely used)

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What is 3rd person point of view

3rd person point of view is when the narrator not a character tells the story. The narrator says "he" and "she"

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What are the four types of conflict and what do they mean

Character versus character is a struggle between two or more characters
Man versus nature is a struggle between a character and a force of nature
Man versus society is a struggle between a character and his or her society
Man versus self is a internal struggle that occurs within a character and his own mind

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What are the five parts of a plot structure

1 the exposition 2 the rising action 3 the climax 4 the falling action 5 the resolution