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Plot Diagram & Elements of a Story
Terms in this set (20)
Sequence of events in a story
beginning of the story where characters, setting, and initial conflict are introduced
the turning point of the story
the end of the story where the conflict is resolved
The time and place of a story
person, animal, or item that takes part in the action of a story
The main character in a story, often a good or heroic type.
A character in conflict with the main character. Causes problems for the protagonist. Seen as the "bad guy"
when the author provides traits for the characters either through his or her actions, thoughts or behaviors, or told directly.
the problems or complications in the story
man vs. self / occurs within the mind of a character
man vs. nature, man vs. society, man vs. man / A struggle between a character and an outside force
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
a central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work
Point of View (POV)
the perspective from which a story is told
First Person POV
the narrator is a character in the story
Third Person POV
an unknown narrator tells the story
a scene in a novel set in a time earlier than the main story.
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
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