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Gothic Narrative Terminology
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a report of related events presented to the listeners or
readers in words arranged in a logical sequence.
the events that make up a story or the main part of a story.
These events relate to each other in a pattern or a sequence.
In literature, a conflict is a literary element that involves a
struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist
and an antagonist.
used to introduce background information about events,
settings, characters etc. to the audience or readers.
Rising Action
occurs when a series of events build up to the conflict.
that particular point in a narrative at which the conflict or
tension hits the highest point.
Falling Action
the winding up of the story. Events and complications begin
to resolve and the result of actions of the main characters are
put forward
Resolution (aka: dénouement) the end of a story and ends with either a happy or a tragic
interruptions that writers do to insert past events in order to
provide background or context to the current events of a
a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of
what is to come later in the story.
a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that
may be stated directly or indirectly
Mood or atmosphere
evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words
and descriptions.
an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as
walking) are performed
the supposed practice of communicating with the dead,
especially in order to predict the future.
unreliable narrator
a narrator, whether in literature, film, or theatre, whose
credibility has been seriously compromised
A protagonist is the central character or leading figure in
poetry, narrative, novel or any other story.