Literary Terms Review
Terms in this set (24)
The overall feelings or emotions that are created IN THE READER
The AUTHOR"S ATTITUDE toward the subject.
Intense feeling while waiting to know the outcome
A scene that is set in a time earlier than the main story.
Suggesting/hinting what will happen later in the story
The message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work
The point or focus of the text
The who or what is being talked about
The character the story revolves around
The character or thing that causes a conflict with the protagonist
A character that changes throughout the story
A character that does not change throughout the story
The time and place where the story takes place
Occurs at the beginning of the story to give the reader background information (CSI)
A series of events (At least 3 in a particular order) that lead to the climax
The major turning point or the most intense moment in the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with the conflict.
All loose ends of the plot are tied up
The story comes to a reasonable ending
The main problem in the story. The driving force behind the plot.
Man Vs. Self
A struggle within a characters mind
Man Vs. Society
A character is having a problem/conflict with the rules or laws that govern the society where he or she lives
Man Vs. Nature
One character is having a problem/conflict with nature that is beyond his or her control
Man Vs. Technology
A character is having a problem/conflict with technology
Man Vs. Man
A character is having a problem/conflict with another character