Grade 7 Elements of a Short Story & Poetry Review for Final Exam Part II

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19 terms · Study the following terms in preparation for the Final Exam--Part II

Setting

the time and place (approximate) of the story (when/where)

Characters

the people involved in the story

Plot

the incidents or events that occur in the story (what happened)

Protagonist

the hero or main character

Antagonist

the person opposed to the hero; villain

Conflict

a struggle between two forces or people (problem)

Crisis

the on-going problem or question in the story (an incident that changes the events to follow)

Falling Action

the events/incidents from the climax to the resolution

Climax

the turning point of the story

Resolution

the conclusion or ending

Theme

the statement an author makes (or implies) about life through the plot and/or character (Author's Message)

Tone

the attitude toward the subject and audience conveyed by the language and rhythm of the speaker

Mood

the feeling created in the reader by a literary work

Stanza

a group of lines in a poem

Rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the end of words

Simile

a comparison between two things using like or as

Metaphor

a comparison between two things without using like or as

Personification

when a nonhuman object is given human characteristics

Onomatopoeia

the use of words that imitate sounds

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