Literary Elements Review Burke- In Parts: Part I

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This is the first half of Literary Elements Review Burke

theme

Central idea(s) in a piece of literature. Author's message.

style

Way or method the author uses to tell the story. Many authors have a certain ________.

genre

Distinctive type of literary writing. Some novels are fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance.

plot

The sequence of events that take place; how the story unfolds; what happens in the story.

exposition (introduction)

The story's beginning where characters, setting, mood, and point of view are extablished; "plunges the reader into the story"

characters

The people in the story are called _____.

protagonist

The main character--often the "good guy."

antagonist

The person or thing against the main character.

characterization

The author uses what people say about them, what the characters say, themselves, and what the narrator says to depict a character.

setting

The place AND time of the story, determined by styles of clothing, technology, historical occurences, customs, manner or speaking, and more.

mood (tone)

The feeling the AUTHOR CREATES for the reader during the exposition.

point of view

The way in which the story is told; who is telling it. it includes various types of narrators.

first person

The author uses "i" or "we" to create what kind of narrator?

third person

The author uses "he" or "she" or "it" to create what kind of narrator?

omniscient

The all-knowing narrator who reveals the thought of several characters.

limited narrator

The author tells the thoughts of one character.

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