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Parts of a story

2 types of conflict
internal and external
rising action
falling action
Freytag's pyramid
exposition, conflict (internal or externalri), sing action, climax, falling action and resolution
historical setting
when the time and place of a story is accurate to historical setting
emotion created in the reader
point of view
perspective of the narrative voice
first person point of view
where the story is told by the main character
third person point of view
where the story is told by somebody else
descriptive details
five senses in your writing
figurative language
writing that is not meant to be taken lightly
implied theme
suggested or stated indirectly
character's motive
technique that authors use to portray a character
major character
character who plays a major role in the story and is not the main character
minor character
people in the story who are not the main part of the story
method used to develop a character
a sign that a character has
biographical narrative
a narrated biography
6 genres of literature
novel and novella, short story, nonfiction, poetry, drama and American Folk Literature
What are novel/novellar
Describe novel/novella?
They are long works of prose fiction that tell a story
Is a novel shorter than a novella?
What 3 things do the novel and novella have?
Plot , conflict and resolution
What do the longer works of fiction have?
What are
Smaller plots related to the main one
What does the plot explore?
What is the
The general idea about life given in the story.
What are short stories?
What is nonfiction
It is prose writing that
What are the 4 types of nonfiction?
autobiography, biography,exposition and essay
What is an autobiography?
The story of a person's life written by that person
What is a biography?
the story of a person's life writen by someone else
What is an exposition?
presents and explains information
What is an essay?
________ prose works about a particular subject
What is drama?
What are two types of drama?
staging and dialogue
What is staging?
What is dialogue?
What does poetry make greater use of?
What are stanzas?
It arranges lines and groups rather than in sentences and paragraphs
What are the forms of poetry?
elegy, epic, ode, sonnet, narrative poem, ballad
What is elegy?
a _______formal poem about death or another serious topic
What is epic?
A long narrative poem that tells the adventures of ___________ characters
What happens in the epic?
The story is __________ to the history of a nation, race or religion
What is a sonnet?
___________ lyric poem with one of several rhyme schemes
What is a narrative poem?
It tells a _______-
What is a ballad?
A form of verse meant to be sung or recited
What is american folk literature?
It is made up of stories that were handed down through the generations
What does the word folk mean?
It indicates that these stories were made up by the folk, or people, for the people
What are the three types of american folk literature?
Folk tale, myth and tall tale
What is an folk tale?
a story passed on by ____________ for the prupose of teaching the ideas and values of a culture
What is a myth?
a story made up with tales of ________, heroes, or animals to explain natural occurrences or customs or beliefs.
What is a tall tale?
_____________ story that recounts exaggerated events in a matter-of-fact way, using the everyday speech of the common people
The plot of a story or novel is
Plot is important because
5 elements of a plot are
climax, exposition, falling action, resolution and rising action
What effect does conflict have on plot?
Why is conflict needed in a story or novel?
What is the difference between external and internal conflict?
What are the three ways a character can experience external conflict?
Use the three types of external conflict in sentences.
Explain how writers use time ot organize plots
What three terms are related to plot organization?
Chronological order, flashback and foreshadowing
What is chronological order?
What is flashback?
What is foreshadowing?