English Literary Terms and Elements
Sequence of events in a literary work.
A Problem or struggle.
Character struggles with a problem with him or herself (in mind). Usually involves making a decision.
Character struggles with any outside force.
Establishes setting, identifies characters, introduces basic situation or problem (conflict)
All action that occurs before the climax.
The turning point, or point of highest intensity and or suspense.
All action that occurs after the climax.
Brings the story to an end, resolves the conflict.
One sided often stereo-typical.
Fully developed and exhibits many traits often both faults and virtues.
One who changes or grows throughout the work.
One who does not change in the work.
A writer states characteristics and traits.
A writer depends on the reader to draw conclusions about the characters traits, sometimes the writer tell what the other participants in the story say and think about the character.