10 terms

Literature Elements

STUDY
PLAY
atmosphere
the feeling or mood in the story
climax
the highest point of interest in a story
conflict
the problem in the story
dialogue
the exact words the characters say
direct characterization
the writer TELLS what the character is like
indirect characterization
the writer SHOWS what the character is like through actions, thoughts, and dialogue
motivation
the reason for doing something
resolution
the solution to the problem
setting
the time and place the story happens
theme
the message the author is trying to send by writing the story