Elements of Literature
Plot Diagram
Figurative Language
Genre
Theme, Central Idea, and POV
100

Who is the main character?

Protagonist

100

Exposition

Beginning of the story and includes the Setting, Characters, Conflict 

100

This is a comparison using like or as. 

Simile 

100

Fake 

Fiction

100

What is theme?

Theme is the life lesson or message that the character learns from the story. 

200

Who is the person or force against the main character?

Antagonist

200

Where does the majority of the action take place?

Rising Action

200

This is a comparison without using like or as. 

Metaphor

200

Real 

Non-fiction

200

What is the difference between a theme and a central idea?

Central Idea tells you the main point of the story and the theme is the universal lesson from the story. 

300

What is the setting?

TIME and PLACE

WHEN and WHERE

300

This is where loose ends are tied up. 

Falling Action

300

An extreme exaggeration

Hyperbole

300

Includes advanced technology, has some sort of government control, may include aliens, always set in the future. 

Science Fiction


300

What are the three types of point of view?

First person

Second person

Third person

400

What two types of conflicts are there?

External and Internal  

400

This is the turning point in the story. 

Climax

400

Allusion

A reference to something or someone well-known. 

400
Give an example of an informational or reference text. 

Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Textbooks, etc. 

400

What are the three types of third person point of view?

Third person limited 

Third person objective 

Third person omniscient 

500

What are the four types of internal and external conflicts?

Character versus Self, Character versus Nature, Character versus Society, Character versus Character

500

This is the ending of the story. 

Resolution

500

Idiom

A phrase that does not make sense literally. 

500

Realistic Fiction

Characters that are made up, but themes and settings that are relatable or realistic. 

500

What is the theme from Shrek? 

In the movie Shrek, the princess is sad because she only wants to be beautiful.  Shrek is confused because to him she is already beautiful.

The theme of Shrek is to accept yourself and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

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