Literature Exam Review part 2
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Tells a clear story
Explains something interesting or curious about a topic
States a position clearly and sticks with it
Includes details that add information, support key ideas, and help the reader make personal connections
To construct an argument
Includes characters that change over time
Presents a conflict and resolution
Informs or Explains
Informs the reader about a topic
Anticipates and answers the reader's questions
Reveals weakness in other positions
the start of the story, the situation before the action starts; tells who the main character or characters are and what the conflict or problem is
Complications develop as the characters struggle with different possible solutions; the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax
the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action; the main character or characters make a final decision that settles the conflict
all of the action which follows the climax
the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads; the writer suggests what the characters feel or do, now that the conflict is over
A person or other figure that is part of a story. When they behave in convincing ways, they make us believe in them and draw us into their fictional worlds.
By reading about their struggles, we often learn something about ourselves.
The writer tells readers directly what a character is like.
The writer reveals characters' traits through
Appearance, Dialogue, Actions, Private Thoughts, Effect on Others
The way writers describe characters' appearance—physical features, clothing, and general demeanor—provides insight into their personalities.
Speech can reveal a lot about characters. Pay attention not only to what characters say but also how they say it.
These can reveal what characters think, feel, want, or fear.
What a character does and how they do it—tell a great deal about them.
Effects on Others
What other characters do in the presence of another character helps readers understand what a character is like
the time and place of a story;
can include: location of a story and people's customs (how they live, dress, eat, and behave
when the author uses sight, taste, hearing, touch, and smell
Atmosphere; It can affect the way we feel about the characters.
the setting can help create this
Examples: mysterious, peaceful, relaxed
Attitude toward a subject or object;
"It was a dark and stormy night."
"The sun was shining brightly on the meadow."
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