Terms in this set (29)
arrangement of incident in a story
man vs man
conflict of one person against another
man vs self
man vs nature
A dramatic struggle between a character and something that is caused by nature
man vs society
A character has a conflict or problem with some element of society - the school, the law, etc. or surroundings
Point of view
who tells the story and how it is told
the person who tells the story
Broad Categories of Narrator
First Person and Third Person
third person omniscient point of view
takes us inside the character
limited omniscient point of view
one or two characters
objective point of view
outside the characters
First person(point of view)
A personal point of view using the "I" point of view. May also contain me, our, we, us.
All know narrator that can move from place to place and pass back and forth through time . Narrator can report the character's thoughts and feelings and what they say and do.
editorial omniscience narrator
refers to an intrusion by the narrator in order to evaluate a character for a reader
neutral omniscience narrator
allows the character's action and thoughts to speak for themselves
limited omniscient narrator
more confined than the omniscient. Restricted to the single perspective of either a major or minor character
stream of consciousness
A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.
Narrator is outside of the characters. The narrator does not delve in the mind of the character. The narrator is detached and impersonal like and audience sees a film or play.
first person point of view
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself. (Main or minor character. Uses the pronoun I. Only one character's consciousness)
a narrator whose account of events appears to be faulty, misleadingly biased, or otherwise distorted. (interpretation is different than the author)
youthful innocent narrator (such as a child)
1st reason to identify point of view
to determine where the author stands in relation of the story.
2nd reason to identify point of view
the narrator is the creation of the writer
3rd reason to identify point of view
the writers perception may be alleged, rejected or modified
a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
leading character or main character
a person who actively opposes the main character
Types of Characters
dynamic, static, round,
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Academic English (SAT GMAT TOEIC TOEFL IELTS)
Narration/Point of View I
8th grade Elements of Literature Terms