Literary Elements 10/6/16
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The struggle between two opposing forces in a literary work
Types of Conflict
Person vs. Person/Character vs. Character
Person vs. Self/Character vs. Self
Person vs. Society/Character vs. Society
Person vs. Nature/Character vs. Nature
Person vs. Technology/Character vs. Technology
Person vs. Fate/Character vs. Fate
Person vs. Supernatural/Character vs. Supernatural
Conversation between two or more people.
style of speaking or writing determined by word choice.
the author or speaker's attitude toward the subject he/she is writing about
the overall feeling or emotions that are created in the reader.
Point of view
The perspective from which the story is told
Person: the narrator does participate in the action of the story as one of the characters and everything is told from that character's perspective
"I," "me," "we" pronouns used often
Limited Third Person
Limited Third Person: the narrator does NOT participate in the action of the story as one of the characters, BUT lets the reader know the inner thoughts and feelings of ONE character
"he," "she," "it," "they" pronouns used often
Omniscient Third Person
the narrator does NOT participate in the action of the story as one of the characters, BUT lets us know how MORE THAN ONE character feels.
Objective Third Person
the narrator does NOT participate in the action of the story as one of the characters.
Narrator is an objective observer and only says what is seen and heard out loud.
The reader does not know the inner feelings of any character.
The plan, design, or sequence of events in a play, poem or work of fiction
The time, place, environment, and social conditions in a story, poem, play or novel.
The people, animals, players, gods, or creatures in a story.
the main character
character or force that opposes the protagonist
characters who are "three-dimensional"
characters who are only "one or two-dimensional"
characters who dramatically change their personality/beliefs throughout the story
characters who do not change their personality or beliefs throughout the story
May represent a stereotype or an oversimplified type of person
a character that provides contrast to the protagonist, so the reader can see the protagonist's character more clearly
a humorous character included to ease the tension of the serious plot line
When the author directly tells the traits of a character
When the author indirectly shows the traits of a character
A struggle with a force outside one's self
A struggle within one's self
the beginning/start of the conflict
how the conflict continues to build/grow/strengthen
the solution to the conflict
A central idea or statement that unifies an entire literary work
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