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The series of events that lead to the climax of the story, usually the conflicts and/or struggles of the protagonist.
The physical and social context in which the action of a story takes place. The major elements of setting are time, place, and social environment. The setting can also be used to evoke a mood or atmosphere to prepare readers for what is to come.
An occasion in which the outcome is significantly different from what was expected or considered appropriate.
A character who changes little and has no real growth and/or development throughout the story.
The way in which an author uses words that give his/her voice a distinctive manner of expression. Style is the combined qualities that can distinguish one writer’s work from another writer’s work.
The dominant idea a writer is trying to convey to readers. The theme is an abstract concept that is made concrete through images, characterization, and action in a story. The theme provides a unifying point around which plot, characters, setting, point of view, and other elements are organized.
Third-person point of view
The narrator isn’t a character in the story and pronouns such as he, she, it, they, and them are used.
For a more detailed description of third-person point of view, read How to Choose POV in Fiction Writing.
1) The author’s style. The quality that makes the author’s writing unique and conveys the author’s attitude, personality, and character.
2) The characteristic speech and thought patterns of a first-person narrator.
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