writing that tells about imaginary characters and events. This form uses sentences and paragraphs.
writing that tells about real people, places, objects, or events. This form includes sentences and paragraphs
the time and location of the events described in a literary work.
the speaker or character who is telling the story.
refers to what someone is like - what their qualities are
the main character in a literary work
a character or force in conflict with a main character, or protagonist.
Point of view
the perspective from which a story is told.
the events are told by a character in the story.
the events are told by someone outside the story.
the sequence of events in a literary work. The plot is the writer's plan for what happens, when it happens, and to whom it happens. A plot is built around a central conflict - a problem or struggle involving two or more opposing forces. Plot complications are events or problems that arise and make it more difficult to resolve the conflict
a central message, idea, or concern that expressed in a literary work.
anything that stands for or represents something else.
a problem or struggle between two or more forces
a problem within a character (character vs. self).
a problem or struggle between a character and an
character vs. character
character vs. group
character vs. nature
• Exposition provides background for the story. Characters are introduces, the setting is described, and the tone is set.
Rising Action Plot
The plot "thickens" as the central conflict begins to unfold. Complications are introduced and suspense builds.
is the greatest interest or suspense in the story. At this point the main character has to deal with the conflict directly. It is often the turning point, when the action reaches a peak and the outcome of the conflict is decided. The climax may occur because of a decision the characters reach or because of a discovery or an event that changes the situation. The climax usually results in a change in the characters or a solution to the conflict.
Falling Action Plot
the effects here are a result of the climax.
the character or character's problems are solved. (note: neither the character nor the reader may necessarily like or agree with how
the problems are resolved!
show to be correct; prove to be true or valid
find out what is true; reach a conclusion
proof in support of a claim or statement
something that is true or that has happened
look into learn the facts; examine thoroughly
personal view or belief
establish the truth of
research or investigation into a subject
method or process for proving or disproving a claim
in a way that shows fear or shyness
walked as if tired or with effort
in an unwilling or resentful way
pay no attention to
state of extreme hunger
going with; as a companion
kind and generous in giving help to those in need
unable to concentrate
made a low continuous sound
strongly attracted to something interesting or delightful
know and remember
ate hungrily or greedily
ran in a graceful light way
in a worried or uneasy way
identified as part of a group; designated
protection or supervision
confused by something complicated