Literary Elements 8th Grade
Terms in this set (21)
The events that occur in a story
The central idea or lesson about life that a story conveys
Where and when a story takes place
is when the writer shows you a character's traits through their own words and actions, as well as through the comments and actions of other characters.
is when the writer makes direct statements about a character's personality.
A struggle or a problem a character must overcome
is a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as nature, society, or another character.
is a struggle within the mind of the character.
The feeling a reader gets from a story
The way an author uses language to write a story
The author's voice or attitude about what he or she writes
Point of View
Who the narrator is and what information he or she provides
First person POV
I went upstairs, and I took a nap.
Third person POV
She went upstairs, and she took a nap.
A character who changes throughout the story
A character who does not change
A character with many different traits, more complex
A character with one side or one trait
Stand for something else Monkeys paw = Bad luck
reference to a literary, historical, cultural, political, religious person or eventMonkeys paw = Aladin
Recurring object Monkeys paw = three