McKay Lit terms for Language Arts - Term Definition plot...

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Term: plot Definition: the events that make up a story Term: exposition Definition: the first stage of a story plot Term: complications Definition: a circumstance in a story that complicates something Term: climax Definition: the point of a story that is the greatest point of the story Term: resolution Definition: the part in the story where it begins to draw to a close
Term: parallel episode Definition: when elements of a plot are repeated several times int eh course of a story Term: subplot Definition: an additional, or secondary, plot in a story Term: direct characterization Definition: when the writer makes direct characterizations about a character through the voice of the narrator Term: indirect characterization Definition: the author tells about a character through other peoples eyes Term: foreshadowing Definition: when a writer suggests hints about what may happen in the story
Term: character Definition: people animals or imaginary creatures in a story who take part in the action Term: theme

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