1. Antagonist: a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary Ex: Margo’s antagonists are her classmates who bully her.
  2. Atmosphere: the mood to the story and how the story makes you feel Ex: The atmosphere when the general tells Rainsford he hunts humans is very heavy and frightening.
  3. The readers of a book or journal
  4. Character: a) Flat: Stereotype has one or two characteristics that never change and are emphasized. b) Dynamic: Many-sided personalities. Ex: Patrick was a very one-sided man while his wife was loving, clever and heartless.
  5. Climax: The most intense, exciting, or important point of something: a culmination or apex Ex: In Appearances the climax is when Nick’s partner crashes the company car and dies.
  6. Conflict: it is the opposition of forces, which ties one incident to another and makes the plot move. a) man vs. man: the leading character struggles with his physical strength against other men, forces of nature or animal. b) man vs. society: the leading character struggles against ideas, practices, or customs of other people. c) man vs. himself: the leading character struggles with himself; with his own soul, ideas of right or wrong, physical limitations, choices, etc.
  7. Contrast: the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.
  8. Dialogue: conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
  9. Setting: the time and location on which a story takes place.
  10.   Exposition: the part of a play or work of fiction in which the background to the main conflict is introduced.
  11. Falling action: the events and complications begin to resolve themselves.
  12.   Figurative language: imparting from a literal use of words.
  13. First person point of view: the story is told be the protagonist or one of the characters that interact closely with the protagonist.
  14.   Fore...