Literary Term Quiz Terms
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Anything that stands for or represents something else.
The use of clues that suggest or predict what will occur later in the story.
The opposing force or the "bad guy" in a story. The character or force in conflict with the main character in a literary work.
The feeling or atmosphere created for the reader by the literary work.
The central message of a literary work. It is the generalization about human beings or life.
The time and place of the action in a literary work.
The main character in a literary work. The "good guy".
First Person Point of View
Point of view when one of the characters is actually the narrator telling the story, using the pronoun I.
Interrupts the normal sequence of events, or what happens in a story or novel.
Third Person Omniscient Point of View
Point of View outside of the literary work that tells the story and the reader can tell what any and/or ALL characters think or feel.
The sequence of events, or what happens in a story or novel.
Conflict within a character who is faced with conflicted feelings or indecision about how to act. "Angel on shoulder vs Devil on shoulder"
Conflict between a character and an outside force (another character, society, nature, fate).
Third Person Point of View
Point of view when the narrator tells the story and the reader knows only what one character feels and sees.
The most exciting point in the story.
Series of events when action increases in interest leading to the climax.
Problem or conflict of the story is resolved. This is typically where the story ends.
Introduction known as the beginning of the story where characters and setting are established.
Event that sets the central conflict into motion.
Conflict is unraveled, events leading to resolution.