the main character
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
the person telling the story. A narrator can be in 1st , 2nd, or 3rd Person
point of view
the perspective from which the writer tells the story (1st, 2nd, 3rd person; omniscient, limited omniscient)
first person point of view
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself
third person limited
the narrator (not a character) focuses on thoughts and feelings of one of the characters.
third person omniscient
the narrator is not a character in the story but rather someone who stands outside the story and comments the action.
way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or group of people.
An account based on the author's personal experiences.
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of words like as than or resembles.
a group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit.
a short statement that clearly defines the purpose of the paper
when rhyming is at the end of each line.
overstatement or exaggerated language that distorts facts by making them much bigger than they are if looked at objectively.
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as
the main idea of a story.
the struggle between two opposing forces. The problem in the story.
giving human qualities to animals or objects
A word or phrase used in everyday conversation and informal writing but that is often inappropriate in formal writing.
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality
repetition of letter at beginning of word.
use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
personal accounts of significant historical events.
the beginning of the story.
the problem of the story occurs. when the action happens.
the highest point of interest or emotion in the story.
event leading tot he end of the conflict.
the end of the conflict.