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This set of flash cards will help students in Mrs. Ekonen and Mrs. Dealy's 6th Grade ELA classes study for their Unit One and Two Literary Terms Test!
Terms in this set (28)
The author's reason for writing. Could be to entertain, to inform, to persuade or to express emotion.
An interruption in the chronological order of a story that tells something that happened BEFORE that point in the story.
"Showing" the reader the five senses in a story. Seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling.
Traditional story that is orally passed down from generation to generation. Usually teaches a moral or lesson.
Stories, knowledge, customs, and beliefs are passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next.
Folktale character that is small, but has the advantage of being clever.
A struggle or problem that the main character is a story faces.
The person telling the story.
The things that characters say.
When, where and the time a story takes place.
This is the point in the story where the conflict and/or climax is solved.
The sequence of events in a story.
Books are divided into different types of these.
Order of PLOT DIAGRAM
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution. KNOW THESE!
The life lesson that the author wants to share with the reader.
Telling how things, ideas or people are similar and different.
First Person Point of View
The story is being told from the perspective of someone in the story. Use: "I, me, my"
Third Person Point of View
The story is being told from the perspective of someone OUTSIDE of the story. Use: "they, them"
Used by the author to reveal the personalities and characteristics of the characters.
The author's feeling toward the subject that they are writing about.
Point of View
The perspective from which a story is told.
The beginning of the story. Gives the reader basics about characters, setting and conflict.
The conflicts that the character faces as the story rises to the climax.
The point of highest suspense in a story. OMG moment!!!!
After the climax, events that move the reader towards the resolution.
A story with gods/goddesses that usually explains why something is the way that it is in nature or the world.
Gives information and details about the setting, and tells the actors how to say their lines. Should not be read aloud for the audience to hear.
When an author gives readers a hint about what may happen next in the story.