Definitions
Characters,conflict, POV
Figurative Language
Theme
Miscellaneous
100

What is setting?

The time and place in which the story occurs

100

Conversation between two characters.

Dialogue

100

The greatest human being ever to walk the earth.

Hyperbole

100
True or false:

A story can have multiple themes.

True

100

What is the first stage of the hero's journey?

Departure.

200

What is plot?

The sequence of events in a story

200

A point of view told from the perspective of an outsider who knows everything

3rd person omniscient 

200

A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.

Simile.

200

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

Theme is a universal lesson and main idea is what a story is about.

200

The turning point of a story

Climax

300

What is mood?

The overall emotion of the text, the way it makes the reader feel

300

Something very painful was going on in Harry's mind. As Hagrid's story came to a close, he saw again the blinding flash of green light, more clearly than he had ever remembered it before -- and he remembered something else, for the first time in his life: a high, cold, cruel laugh. 

What is the conflict?

Internal conflict
300

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Personification

300

What is the theme?

In a spell of dry weather, when the Birds could find very little to drink, a thirsty Crow found a pitcher with a little water in it. But the pitcher was high and had a narrow neck, and no matter how he tried, the Crow could not reach the water. The poor thing felt as if he would die of thirst. Then an idea came to him. Picking up some small pebbles, he dropped them into the pitcher one by one. With each pebble the water rose a little higher until at last it was near enough so he could drink.

Persistence pays off

300

What is the difference between mood and tone?

Mood refers to the atmosphere of the writing (how it makes the reader feel). Tone refers to the author's attitude towards what they are writing about.

400

What is theme?

The message of overarching idea of a work

Broad topic + some idea about it

400

Identify the point of view:

It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. No. Wrong word, Jonas thought. Frightened meant that deep, sickening feeling of something terrible about to happen. Frightened was the way he had felt a year ago when an unidentified aircraft had overflown the community twice. He had seen it both times. Squinting toward the sky, he had seen the sleek jet, almost a blur at its high speed, go past, and a second later heard the blast of sound that followed. Then one more time, a moment later, from the opposite direction, the same plane.

3rd person limited.

400

He saw nothing and heard nothing but he could feel his heart pounding and then he heard the clack on stone and the leaping, dropping clicks of a small rock falling.

Onomatopoeia

400

What is the theme?

One summer's day, a merry Grasshopper was dancing, singing and playing his violin with all his heart. He saw an Ant passing by working hard to store food for the winter. “Come and sing with me instead of working so hard,” said the Grasshopper “Let’s have fun together.” “I must store food for the winter,” said the Ant,“ and I advise you to do the same.” “Don’t worry about winter, it’s still very far away,” said the Grasshopper, laughing at him. But the Ant wouldn’t listen and continued to work. When winter came, the starving Grasshopper went to the Ant’s house and humbly begged for something to eat. “If you had listened to my advice in the summer you would not now be in need,” said the Ant. “I’m afraid you will have to go without supper,” and he closed the door. 

Work before you play
400

The word to describe an ideal world

Utopia

500

What is an archetype?

A character, symbol, story pattern or other element that can be found in literature across cultures, such as a hero

500

How is Gatsby characterized?

And as I sat there, brooding on the old unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.

Hopeful, optimistic, dreamer

500

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Allusion

500

What is the theme?

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

Innocence cannot last

500

Figure of speech in which you pair two contradictory words

Oxymoron

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