Author vs. Narrator
Author: Amy Tan
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
Chinatown, San Francisco. Half a century ago. uses setting to set mood, Kwan-Si vs. First Town
the people or animals in a story
Waverly (protagonist), Vincent, Winston, Mom (antagonist), Dad, Lau Po, and Bobby Fischer
Montrosieur (protagonist) Fortunato (antagonist)
a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
Mother's motivation is pride for the family.
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
Waverly gets a chess set and starts playing in tournaments.
event that introduces the central conflict
When they get the chess set.
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
Waverly keeps winning chess tournaments.
the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding.
The scene when her mother is ashamed and embarrassed of Waverly.
The events after the climax which close the story.
Waverly goes back home after she realizes she has nowhere to go.
finding a solution to a problem
"I closed my eyes and pondered my next move."
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces
Over the mothers motivation for her playing chess.
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible.
The chess game.
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
I discovered that for the whole game one must gather invisible strengths and see the endgame before the game begins.
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
See your future and make a plan to make it successful.
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic.
Setting, characters, and development.
person or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work.
(Doodle and Brother).
an author tells what a character looks like, does, and says, as well how other characters react to him or her and the reader forms an opinion based on this information.
(The casket scene)
the author states a character's traits explicitly.
(They named him William Armstrong).
develops and grows during the course of the story.
(Doodle and his brother) (Mdm. Loisel).
does not show evidence of change during the story.
(The parents and Aunt Nicey) (Mdm. Frostier)
a reason that explains or partially explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way .
(When Doodle was five years old, he was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk, so he set out to teach him).
A symbol is anything that stands for or represents something else. A symbol has meaning its own meaning but also represents another idea.
(Scarlet Ibis and red).
a recurring thematic element.
(Death, destruction, and weather).
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot.
(The Scarlet Ibis).
A reference to a well known person, place or literary event.
(resurrection, shall we gather around the river) (magi).
Shows many different traits.
shows only one trait; not developed.
the use of words that appeal to the senses to create a mental picture
("gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray back yard"
"cascade of brown waters it reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her")
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or work of art
dark, scary, creepy.
the perspective from which a story is told
first person narrative
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
Death rattled his cane in the outer courtyard. Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room.
comparison using like or as.
The Mandarin slept like a happy fox every night. But the pleasure was like a winter flower
comparison not using like or as.
said the whisper that was a falling drop of rain
a brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters
Kite/Wind, One without the other is nothing.