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Literary elements in the story.

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When discussing literary elements, it can be helpful to figure out the actual structure of the plot (the events that take place in the story). For example, O'Connor provides exposition at the beginning of the story: exposition is background information that helps us to understand the characters in their current circumstances. It seems that the inciting incident, the event or moment that initiates the story's conflict, actually took place prior to the start of the story: the...

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