How a writer chooses to narrate a story
The way you see something
introduces the setting and characters of a story
shows how the conflict unfolds and comes more complicated
the most exciting moment and turning point
eases suspense and begins to reveal how the main character begins to resolve their conflict
ties up loose ends of the story and reveals and outcome
written conversation between two or more characters
the people, animals or imaginary creatures who take place in a story
the main idea or underlying meaning off a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly
a struggle between two opposing forces
an attitude of the writer toward a subject or audience
a feeling that a writer creates for reader
to examine in details for purposes of explanation and interpretation
the sequence of events that occur in a story
where a story takes place
a person who tells a story of events
a group of people who gather around to listen or watch something
the reason for which something has happened
arranged by order of time
literary reference to a familiar thing
conflict with another character
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action)
comparison of two or more similar objects
author's own account of his/her own life
story of a person's life written by someone else
the problem; something vs. something else
stretching the truth
the begining of a story
kind of writing that explains something
category or type (of literature)
the lesson of a story
person telling the story
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome
problem from INSIDE of a person
main character of the story
sequence of events in a story
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work
group of lines forming a unit in a poem
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters
the problem in a story
the "bad guy" in a story
the time and place a story occurs
the author's message to the reader
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict
the action in the story
this kind of character changes because of the story's events
the turning point of the story
the final end of the story
the "good guy" in the story
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends
a struggle in the story
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story
the development of the story
the main person, animal, or object in a story
where and when the story takes place
events that lead to the end of a story
this message can be stated directly or implied
part of story where the conflict is solved
the highest point of interest in a story
explains the basics of a story
this struggle can be internal or external
the sequence of events in a story
one who opposes the main character
the character does not change
an example of internal conflict
the "good" guy, the main character
the "bad" guy, the character in opposition to the main character.
the author's attitude towards the topic
a voice outside the story narrating the events
the message of the story
where and when the story takes place
a character within the story tells the events
hints about what will happen later in a text
tension, uncertainty that keeps the reader reading on.
the complete sequence of events which involves characters in conflict.
the turning point, the most exciting part of the story when the conflict is settled.
how the story actually ends
revealing what happened in a time before the events of the story.
part of the story that establishes the main character, setting, and conflict.
what drives a story, opposing forces or characters against one another.
the complications that get in the way of the main character solving his/her conflict.
action that directly follows the climax of the story.
how the story makes the reader feel
A character is seen by the audience while remaining hidden from fellow actors.
An introduction to a play
A literary art form that recreates human life and emotions.
Usually the main character in a tragedy; of noble birth or great influence, but has a flaw or weakness that leads to his downfall.
A part of plot containing a series of conflicts and decisions by the characters, usually in the second act (rising action).
an object that stands for something else.
clues that suggest what might happen later in the plot
When the audience knows something that the characters do not
the central idea, message, or one of the main ideas underlying a literary work.
The method a writer uses to develop the personality of a character; includes direct statements, appearance, dialect, thoughts
A feeling of sympathy and deep sorrow for the misfortunes of others. Greek word for "suffering."
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow
A struggle between two opposing forces:man vs man, man vs nature; man vs self (can be internal or external conflict)
Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth
personality characteristic that helps lead to a character's downfall)
a momentous tragic event, a violent ending in the final act of a tragic play
A character whose qualities contrast with those of another character. A writer might use a foil to emphasize or de-emphasize another character’s traits.
A character’s remark, either to the audience or to another character that others on stage are not supposed to hear. Its purpose is to reveal the character’s private thoughts.
A single person speaking alone– with or without an audience.
A speech that a character gives when he or she is alone on stage. Its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is thinking. This is a type of monologue.
normally the main character
information about characters, setting and problem
person/thing in conflict with the protagonist
time and place
main message or big idea
struggle between two forces
events in the story
when the conflict begins
body of the story that leads up to the climax
events that wrap up the conflct
ending of story
narrator is participate "I"
reader is participate "you"
watching the action happen to others
only seeing a small portion of information through one character
knowing all that is happening to all characters
what the author leads you to feel
comparison of two things using like or as
giving non-humans things human qualities
words that imitate sound
hinting at things to come in the future
when the opposite of what you expect happens
the use of an object to represent an idea or feeling
referring to an event in the characters past to reveal more information
Feeling created by a literary work
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect
The feeling a word produces
Central idea or message
the vantage point from which a story is told
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me"
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain)
a character who remains the same throughout the story
a character who changes in the story
a main character
a secondary character
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character
a guess based on clues
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed
language characteristic of a certain geographical area
conversation between two or more characters
reference to something outside of a literary work
The time and place of a story
The implied, unwritten message by the author; usually having to do with the need for social change
Point in the plot where the setting and characters are introduced (plot diagram)
Point where the conflict begins (plot diagram)
Point where complications begin in the story (plot diagram)
High point or turning point in the story (plot diagram)
Point in the story where the conflict starts to get resolved (plot diagram)
The end of the story (plot diagram)
Problem that arises within the story between one or more individuals or things
Hints that something is going to happen
An emotion the reader feels from the literature
The emotion the author conveys about the subject matter he/she is writing about
That which stands for more than itself
The perspective from which the story is told
Character in the story is telling the story (point of view)
Narrator is outside the story and has limited knowledge of characters’ internal thoughts and conflict (point of view)
Narrator is not a character in the story but knows thoughts/emotions of all characters
The author reveals either directly or indirectly qualities and actions that help the reader learn about the characters
A character who shows a myriad of emotions
A character who shows only one or two emotions
A character who changes as a result of the events in the story
A character who does not change
The main character of the story
The character directly against the protagonist
A character who triggers events
A character who is the exact opposite of another in traits
When the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not (irony)
An event occurs that was not expected (irony)
Saying one thing but meaning another (irony)
The person who tells the story
The relationship of the narrator to the story
Story is told by a character referred to a "I". Reader see's things through that character's eyes
The narrator is someone outside of the story, and relates the thoughts of only 1 character. "he or she"
The narrator see's into the minds of multiple character's
The sequence of events in a story
Person, animal, or imaginary creature in a literary work.
Grow and change during a story
Remains the same throughout the story.
Central struggle between opposite forces in the story.
When a character struggles against an outside force.
Struggle within the mind of the character.
Main Message of a story.
Time and place in which the story takes place.
Beginning of the plot which introduces the characters, setting, and situation
The sequence of events in a narrative
A narrator that uses I, me, or we
Descriptions that appeal to the five senses
The time and place of a narrative
The opposite of what is expected to occur
The turning point of a narrative
The way an author wants the reader to feel
A struggle in a character's mind
Narration that has access to all characters' thoughts and actions
An object, activity, place, or person that stands for something beyond iteslf
Plot stage in which we learn about the characters, setting, and a hint of the conflict
A message about life or human nature that the author wants you to understand
Can influence a theme by how they act or what they learn
A narrator that knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character
A point of view that is unbiased; without opinions
A story that explains human nature or how things came to be
The setting can be the cause of a...
A struggle between a character and an outside force
The voice that tells the story
A plot stage in which tension increases
Can suggest an important idea or symbol that is central to the theme
Can have an influence on the character's beliefs, values, and job opportunities
Narration that is personal and might be infused with opinion
Themes that appear repeatedly in literature
Reveals the story's final outcome
a struggle between opposing forces
characters, setting, basic situation, background, sets tone and mood
character shows only one or very few traits
character develops and grows during the story
gave the short story form
a character "I" in the story
clues or suggestions of events to occur
a passing referrence to something in literature or history
anything that stands for or represents somethig else
The main idea about life that the author is trying to get across
anything that happens after the resolution
similar to a metaphor, in which a person or idea stands for something other than what it is
contrast between expextation and reality
main character in the story
where the conflict is introduced
writer's attitude toward his/her audience and subject
readers learn about the character through actions, dialogue, or how others react
writing that tells about imaginary characters and events
character shows many different traits
a character who contrasts severely with the main character