Elements of Narrative Test
Terms in this set (26)
third person omniscient point of view
In which an all-knowing narrator is privy to the thoughts and actions of any or all characters.
third person limited
Narrator sees the world through only one character's eyes and thoughts.
third person objective POV
The narrator is an outsider who can report only what he or she sees and hears. This narrator can tell us what is happening, but he can't tell us the thoughts of the characters.
first person point of view
Told from the viewpoint of one of the characters using the pronouns "I" and We"
A central idea of a work.
The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.
The time and place of a story
The struggle within a character to overcome an obstacle
Central challenge the main character must overcome.
the events leading up to the climax of a story; usually the majority of a narrative
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
Person vs. Society
An example includes Doodle vs. noninclusive school system
person vs. technology
The central character struggles with or against new and futuristic inventions.
Person vs. Person
The character struggles against the will or actions of another character.
Person vs. Society
struggle between a character and a group of people or society as a whole
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the narrative.
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
a work of literature that tells of a catastrophe or great misfortune
Hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
A person, place or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well.
There is more than one peak of interest in the story.
The sequence of the regular narrative plot is out of order.
The resolution is absent or does not tie up all loose ends.
More than one plot resolution is presented.