Who Wrote It?
Literary Elements
Poe-pourri
Literary Devices in Stories
Characters & Their Stories
100

The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe

100

This element is where the story takes place.

Setting

100
Where did the narrator hide the body in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?

Under the floor

100

Mark Twain often used this device of exaggeration in his stories.

Hyperbole

100

A semi-barbaric king

"The Lady or the Tiger"

200

The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry

200

The climax is part of this literary element

Plot

200

This was the name of the cat in "The Black Cat."

Pluto

200

Descriptive language in a story is known as this device.

Imagery

200

Jim Smiley

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

300

The Lottery

Shirley Jackson

300

This character is the lead in a story and is usually the "good guy."

Protagonist

300

The narrator in "The Black Cat" killed his wife with this weapon.

Ax

300

This is a contrast between expectations and what happens.

Irony

300

Sam, Bill, and Johnny Dorset

"The Ransom of Red Chief"

400

To Build a Fire

Jack London

400

The main idea or underlying meaning of a story is called this.

Theme

400

In "The Cask of Amontillado" Montresor gets revenge against this character.

Fortunato

400

This device is the use of a situation or element to represent a larger message or idea.

Symbolism

400

Mr. & Mrs. White

The Monkey's Paw

500

The Birthmark

Nathaniel Hawthorne

500

This element can be internal or external.

Conflict

500

In what country did "The Cask of Amontillado" take place?

Italy

500

This is a reference to something else such as the bible or another piece of literature.

Allusion

500

Beatrice

Rappaccini's Daughter

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