Terms in this set (36)
People, animals, creatures that carry out the actions
2 types of characters
Protagonist & Antagonist
The main character - most developed character
Character that opposes the main character
Stages of elements
Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
The chain of events of what happens in the story.
What does a plot usually involve
The painting of the situation, problem, or a conflict (or climax) and the resolution of the conflict
Beginning of the story; reader meets the characters, the setting is developed, and the problem is introduced
The development of complications that creates a conflict of the story
The crisis to which the rising action has been leading. It is the point of highest tension in the story. It serves as the turning point between the rising and falling action
Events that lead to a conflict's resolution. Characters learn to deal with life after the crisis in the falling action
The point at which the conflict is resolved in the story is brought to a natural or surprising end
The time and place the action takes place
The stories main idea or the message the author intended to communicate. It can usually be applied to people in general.
What is an example of a theme
It is better to give than to receive.
The feeling a reader gets when reading a story; general atmosphere of the passage - humorous, cheerful, scary, etc.
Point of view
Refers to the angle or position from which the story is told. Who is the narrator?
5 Points of View
1) First Person 2) Third person (limited) 3) All-knowing third person (omniscient) 4) Second person
First person point of view
Narrator is the participant; uses the pronoun "I."
Third person point of view (limited)
The narrator is outside the story, and sees events through the eyes of only one character. Uses the pronouns "she" and "he."
All - knowing third person (Omnicient) point of view
Narrator knows everything that has happened or will happen and knows the character's thoughts and feelings
Second person point of view
This point of view Place is the reader in the story using the pronoun "you."
Writer's attitude toward a subject/character
Qualities that make a person unique
The way a writer reveals the personality of a character
2 types of characterization
Direct & Indirect
Author simply states specific details
Reader must make inferences about characters
5 Types of conflict
Man versus man, nature, self, society, fate
Man vs Man
A character struggles with one or more characters
Man vs Nature
A character struggles with some form of natural occurrence
Man vs Self
A character struggles with his/her own personal issues/must decide what to do or think
Man vs Society
A character struggles with the laws or beliefs of a group
Man vs Fate
A character attempts to change his/her fate
Readers make inferences through:
1) words of a character 2) description of characters looks and clothing 3) characters thoughts and feelings 4) characters behavior 5) comments about characters made by other characters
4 types of characterization
round, flat, static, dynamic