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  • 1. Conflict A clash between opposing forces Two main types: internal and externalExamples: man vs. man; man vs. nature, man vs. self
  • 2. Internal Conflict• A psychological conflict within the central character• The resolution of this conflict creates the plot’s suspense
  • 3. External Conflict• The struggle between a character and an outside force (human or inhuman)• This conflict drives the dramatic action of the plot Most news stories detail external forms of conflict
  • 4. External Conflict
  • 5. Connotation The interpretive level of a word based on itsassociated images rather than its literal meaning
  • 6. This pretty muchexplains it 
  • 7. Connotation• A gradual switch is taking place; “Native American” is being replaced with “American Indian.”• “Native” is associated with what connotations?
  • 8. Convention A traditional aspect of a literary workExample: a soliloquy in a Shakespearean play or a tragic hero in a Greek tragedy