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Elements of Literature

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Point of View
In literature, (blank) is the vantage point from which a story is told.
Plot
Also called storyline, (blank) is the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. Plot is the series of related events that make up the story.
Setting
is the time and place in which story events occur.
Character
is a person or other figure that is part of a story.
Figurative Language
refers to any language that uses images or language that makes different kinds of comparisons.
Tone
is the attitude or style of expression used to write.
Mood
or atmosphere, is the general feeling in a story. It refers to the emotion or emotions a writer makes a reader feel. Writers create atmosphere or mood by using imagery and vivid descriptions.
Foreshadowing
means suggesting beforehand what is going to happen later in a story.
Flashback
occurs when the author tells about an event that happened before the time of the story.
Theme
is the major idea or lesson that a story conveys about life.