a person or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work
The time and place of a story
The sequence of events in a story
background information presented in a literary work
events leading up to the climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
the problem or problems characters face in a literary work
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work
the character who represents evil in a literary work
the writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject
the feeling created in a reader by a literary work or passage
when the narrator knows what is happening to every character, all-knowing
when the opposite of what is expected happens
Message or statement about life in the story
something that stands for or represents something else
the person telling the story. Can be in 1st , 2nd, or 3rd Person
An author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
interruption in the present action of a plot to show events that happened at an earlier time.
The reasons that cause characters to act as they do
the ability to see or show the funny side of things
a story using made-up characters that could happen in real life
A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination.
Fictional story that combines elements of fantasy and scientific facts. Often set in the future.
A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.
a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters
a lesson taught by a literary work
writing that tells a story
feeling of growing uncertainty about the outcome of events (what will "happen next") in a story or play