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Theme
Plot
Point of View
Short Story Unit
100

When something happens over and over to show something of importance 

Again and Again 

100

A sentence that the author wants the reader/viewer to learn or understand 

What is a theme

100

It is the background information on the characters and setting explained at the beginning of the story

What is known as the exposition 

100

 telling the story from their own point of view. The narration usually utilizes the pronoun I (or we, if the narrator is speaking as part of a group)

First person 

100

be a warning or indication of (a future event)

Foreshadowing

200

When there's a flashback or a character goes back to a memory 

Memory Moment 

200

A word/phrase that is the main idea about something 

What is a topic

200

the elements of plot after a story's climax and before the resolution

What is known as the falling action 

200

he narrator exists outside the events of the story, and relates the actions of the characters by referring to their names or by the third-person pronouns he, she, or they.

Third Person 

200

When something is obvious to the reader but not to the narrator 

blindspot

300

When a character must ask themselves a difficult question

What is a tough question 

300

What is an example of a qualifier? 

300

all of the events that lead to the eventual climax, including character development and events that create suspense

What is known as the rising action 

300

the action is driven by a character ascribed to the reader, one known as you. The reader is immersed into the narrative as a character involved in the story.

Second Person 

300

The first sentence of the story should_____ your reader

hook

400

When a character gives another character advice to help them through a difficult decision 

What is Words of the Wiser

400

What is a theme for "Once"?

400

the decisive moment, or turning point, at which the rising action of the play is reversed to falling action

What is known as the Climax

400

Knowing all in a story 

Third person omniscient 

400

This is the mood of our short story from this year

suspenseful 

500

When a main character realizes something important either about themselves or an important event

What is an Aha Moment
500

What is a possible definition for a cliche? 

500

The end of the story 

what is the resolution 
500

Not all information is known by the narrator in the story 

third person limited

500

The creation or construction of a fictional character

Characterization

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