Figurative Language
Plot
Conflict
Misc
Narrative Essay
100

Example: There’s enough food on the table to feed an entire army!

What is a hyperbole?

100

The main character is in crisis and events leading up to facing the conflict begin to unfold. The story becomes complicated.

What is rising action?

100

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr disagree politically and interpersonally in the Broadway musical Hamilton.

What is person vs. person?

100

the teller of the tale assumes an all-knowing perspective on the story being told: diving into private thoughts, narrating secret or hidden events.

What is third person omniscient point of view?

100

This is the beginning of the essay, how to pull the reader in and capture their interest.

What is the hook or introduction?

200

Example: “Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.” 

What is personification?

200

At the peak of the story, a major event occurs in which the main character faces a major enemy, fear, challenge, or other source of conflict. The most action, drama, change, and excitement occurs here.

What is climax?

200

Tara Westover begins to doubt her own memories and experiences after asserting her independence in her memoir Educated.

What is person vs. self?

200

Description using the 5 senses to give the reader a vivid picture in their mind.

What is imagery?

200

These are words that help to tell the story in order.

What is transition words?

300

Example: That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereal based on color instead of taste.

What is simile?

300

The story begins to slow down and work towards its end, tying up loose ends.

What is falling action?

300

Katniss survives the Hunger Games and becomes the symbol of rebellion in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

What is person vs. society?

300

The author's attitude toward his or her subject.

What is tone?

300

Arranged in the order of time.

What is chronological order?

400

Example: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

What is personification?

400

Also known as the denouement, the resolution is like a concluding paragraph that resolves any remaining issues and ends the story.

What is resolution?

400

In the 1993 film Jurassic Park, Drs. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler flee an escaped Tyrannosaurus Rex.

What is person vs. nature?
400

The emotions and feelings attached to words.

What is connotation?

400

This is how to start a new idea or the next part of the story in the essay.

What is a paragraph?

500

Example: You are sunlight, and I am the moon.

What is metaphor?

500

At the beginning of the story, characters, setting, and the main conflict are typically introduced.

What is exposition?

500

Throughout Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet struggles with his loyalty to his mother, his duty to avenge his father, and his own sanity.

What is person vs. self?

500

a narrative device in which suggestions or warnings about events to come are dropped or planted

What is foreshadowing?

500

The message that YOU (the writer of your essay) needs to help your reader understand.

What is the theme?

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