genre means the type (or category) of a work.
“Text” is a common catch-all word that can refer to all types of genre: drama, poetry, short stories, the
novel, etc. The phrase “the text” is used to refer to a particular work as a whole. In a linear plot structure
they follow a chronological order & are based on cause & effect. Often present tense.
In a non-linear plot structure, events seem to be random and things jump about.
Flashbacks are common/not chronological no beginning/exposition
Conflict = the existence, within the plot, of contrasting desires, behaviors, ideas, or wills
1. Person against person
2. 2. Person against environment
3. #. Person against self A character’s particular quality is commonly called a charac