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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/25/11 Short Story Literary Terms from Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound & Sense tenth edition Wadsworth 2009
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1/25/11 Setting The context in time and place in which the action of the story occurs.
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1/25/11 Character Any of the persons presented in a play or story.
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1/25/11 Protagonist The central character in a story or play.
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1/25/11 Antagonist Any force(another person, the physical or social environment, or destructive element in the character’s own nature) in a story or play that is in conflict with the protagonist.
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1/25/11 Dynamic Character A character who during the course of a work undergoes a permanent change in some distinguishing moral qualities or personal traits or outlook.
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1/25/11 Static Character A character who is the same sort of person at the end of the work as at the beginning.
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1/25/11 Sympathetic Character A fictional character in a story with whom the writer expects the reader to identify with and care about, if not necessarily admire.
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1/25/11 Plot The sequence of events of which a story of play is composed.
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1/25/11 Conflict A clash of actions, desires, ideas, or goals in the plot of a story or drama.
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1/25/11 Complication The event that introduces the conflict.
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