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Elements of Fiction Notes Language Arts 9 2010/Cosmos antagonist: a character or a force (like nature) that works against the protagonist character: person, animal, or thing in a story
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characterization: methods used by the author; reveals the character; describes the characters METHODS of characterization: the character is described; the character speaks; other characters speak about the character; the reader knows the character’s thoughts; the character is known by his/her actions
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climax: high point; turning point of the story; key scene where the reader’s emotional involvement is the greatest conflict: the problem in a story; a story may have more than one conflict; five types of conflict: man v. man; man v. society; man v. himself; man v. nature; man v. fate
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denouement: the final solution; the outcome of the story; also called the resolution dialogue: conversation between characters
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explanation; at the beginning of the story; gives readers background information; helps readers understand
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