plot climax character conflict setting flashback theme mood Highest point of interest in a story. The series of related events that make up a story. the struggle a character must face in a story A person or other creature in a literary work. the author goes back to an earlier time and explains something that will help us understand the story better When and where a story takes place. the feeling you get as you read a story The message an author wants to convey, or what the author hopes to teach the reader through their work. point of view third-person resolution sequence foreshadowing first-person When the author tells a story about other people. the angle from which a story is told.. i.e. 1st person, 3rd person the order in which events take place Finding a solution to a problem or conflict. to suggest beforehand what is going to happen later in the story Point of view when a character refers to himself as "I"