Story Elements
Story Elements 2
Literary Terms
Literary Terms 2
Story Elements 3
100

the action or sequence of events in a story

What is plot?

100

the art and science of written language in all its forms. Includes: poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, drama, novels, shorts stories, and essays.

What is literature?

100

contradictory or opposite terms.

What is an oxymoron?

100

use of words and details that appeal to the five senses.

What is imagery?

100

 the method an author uses to reveal or describe characters and their various personalities.

What is characterization?

200

The vantage point from which the story is told.

What is point of view?

200
the beginning of the story in which the setting is established and the main characters are introduced.
What is exposition?
200
the use of a word to represent or imitate natural sounds.
What is onomatopoeia?
200
a contrast between what is stated and what is really meant, or what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
What is irony?
200

The beginning of a story, in which the setting is established and the main characters are introduced.

What is exposition?

300
the problem or struggle in the story.
What is conflict?
300
fully developed charaters
What are round characters?
300
something that stands for something else.
What is symbolism?
300
an image or idea that is repeated to establish unity and link the past, present, an future in a story.
What is motif?
300

 The speaker uses he, she, it, we, they to tell the story; he or she is outside the action.

What is third person point of view? 

400
going back in time to recall an event. This interrupts the present action of the plot.
What is flashback?
400
the big idea or insight about life that the author wants the reader to extract from the work. Must be stated in a sentence.
What is theme?
400
a reference to a statement, person, event, or thing that is known or recognized form another literary source, history, pop culture, etc.
What is an allusion?
400
the use of clues to to hint at what is going to happen later in the plot of the story.
What is foreshadowing?
400

the main idea or insight about life that the author wants the reader to extract from the work. It cannot be stated in one word.

What is theme? 

500
the background to a story; the physical location. Consists of both time and place.
What is the setting?
500
the feeling created in the reader by the author's use of details, word choice, and sentence length.
What is mood?
500
a reasonable conclusion about something that has happened or will happen in the story based on certain clues or facts provided by the author.
What is an inference?
500
any language that is not intended to be interpreted in the literal sense.
What is figurative language?
500

the writer’s general attitude toward the subject, established through the author’s voice.

What is tone? 

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