18 terms

Literary Terms

STUDY
PLAY
plot
sequence of events in a story
protagonist
main character who experiences a problem to solve
antagonist
character who struggles against the protagonist
complication/conflict
the problem and all stories have one
external conflict
problem that occurs outside the protagonist
internal conflict
problem that occurs within the protagonist
What conflict is this? the Watsons are freezing in Ch. 1
character vs. nature
What conflict is this? LJ stealing dinosaurs from Kenny
character vs. character
What conflict is this? students on the bus picking on Rufus for looking "country" and poor and "talking funny"
character vs. society
What conflict is this? Kenny is proud of being smart but doesn't want to show the older kids that he's smart
character vs. self
setting
time and place in which a story happens
What conflict? a person is being denied equal treatment because they are considered too old
character vs. society
What conflict? a character experiencing a moral dilemma
character vs. self
Expository text
writing that gives information
Narrative text
story with a beginning, middle, and end
How do you punctuate short stories?
put quotation marks around them
How do you punctuate novels?
italics when typed or underline when written
biography
information text about a person's life
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