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a lesson learned from a story.
Point of View
The perspective from which a story is told. Who is narrating the story.
Third Person Limited
narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.
Third Person Omniscient
when the narrator tells the story from the outside, but enters the mind of two or more characters in the story.
narrator is the main character of the story.
The time and place in which a story occurs.
How an author creates a fictional character. Includes: indirect and direct information about physical and personality traits.
The problem that occurs in a story.
The sequence of events in a story.
The universal truth or central message in a story.
Language not meant to be taken literally.
Language that appeals to one or more of the five senses.
Comparison that uses "like" or "as."
Comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as."
An object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
Qualities that a character has (behavior, habit, appearance).
Stories passed down through generations by word of mouth.
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain how things in the world were created, or the customs and beliefs of a society.
Stories passed down by oral tradation and retold to relfect the values of a culture. They often involve a hero or heroine overcoming a problem, often involving mystical creatures, supernatural power, or magic.
A short moral story (often with personified animal characters).
The behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a group of people.
The lasting and important beliefs of a group of people or an individual.
Hints and clues that hint at what will happen later in a plot.
Characters that represent patterns found in real life.
Damsel in Distress
Female that needs saving by the hero.
Character that goes on a journey to rescue someone.
The loyal friend or helper of the Hero.
Helper of the villain. He/she is generally unintelligent, follish and/or unattractive.
A brave, independent female character that can save herself or others.
To draw conclusions based on the text or evidence.
Evil female character that tries to destroy the Damsel in Distress.
Story of a person's life written by another person.
The high point of interest or turning point of the story.
When the opposite of what is said or expected occurs.
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