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point of view, setting and mood, Literary elements
point of view, first-person point of view, third-person point of view, omniscient third-person point of view, limited third-person point of view, setting and mood
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Point of View
It gives the perspective from which a literary work is told.
First-person point of view
The narrator (the voice that is telling the story) is a character who is part of the action and uses the first-person pronouns I, me, and my. The reader sees everything through this character's eyes.
Third-person point of view
The narrator is someone outside the action, rather than a character.
Two types of third-person point of view
Omniscient third-person point of view and limited third-person point of view.
Omniscient third-person point of view
the narrator is an all-knowing observer who can relate what every character thinks and feels
Limited third-person point of view
the narrator relates some thoughts and feelings of only one character - but that character is not actually telling the story
the time and place (TP) of the action in the narrative.
the overall feeling of a literary work.
Examples: gloomy, cheerful, serious, scary, peaceful, thoughtful, etc.,
language that appeals to the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Writers use images, or sensory details, to bring a setting to life and convey a mood.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A method of narration in which present action is temporarily interrupted so that the reader can witness past events
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
The events that follow the climax that lead to the resolution
end of a literary work when loose ends are tied up and questions are answered
All the events leading up to the climax
Beginning of the story when characters and setting are introduced
A character or force in conflict with the main character
Main character in a work of literature, who is involved in the central conflict of the story.
Difficult events that keep the main character from succedding.
A conversation between characters
A literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true.
A figure of speach in wich a non-human thing is given a human characteristics.
A feeling of curiosity or uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work.
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Central idea of a work of literature
man vs. man
A dramatic struggle between two characters in a story
man vs. self
where the main character of the story has a problem or struggle with him or herself
man vs. society
A character has a conflict or problem with some element of society - the school, the law, etc.and its beliefs or rules; external
man vs. nature
A dramatic struggle between a character and something that is caused by nature.
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