Literary Elements #1
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100

Refers to the time and place in which a story takes place.

What is setting? 

100

The main character of a story, novel, or play. 

What is the protagonist? 

100

A person who tells the story.

What is Narrator? 

100

The end of a narrative. 

What is resolution? 

100

A saying or expression that is widely used among speakers of a certain language and whose figurative meaning is different from its literal meaning.

What is an Idiom? OR What is figurative language?

Ex. It's raining cats and dogs! I need to make sure I have all my ducks in a row!

200

The character in conflict with the Protagonist.

What is Antagonist?

200

Utilized as a literary device to indicate the angle or perspective from which a story is told.

What is point of view? 

200

A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces, usually a protagonist and an antagonist.

What is a conflict? 

200

Refers to the central, deeper meaning of a written work.

What is theme?

200

What is the following an example of: 

BAM!

What is an Onomatopoeia? 

(A word which mimics the sound it represents.)

300

A scene that is set in a time earlier than the main story

What is a flashback?

300

 a figure of speech in which two essentially dissimilar objects or concepts are expressly compared with one another through the use of “like” or “as."

What is a simile? 

300

Creates implicit comparisons without the express use of “like” or “as.”

What is a metaphor?

300

Something that stands for or suggests something else; it represents something beyond the literal meaning.

What is a symbol? 

300

Refers to the words surrounding a complex word to help you figure out the meaning.

What are context clues? 

400

A literary device that writers utilize as a means to indicate or hint to readers something that is to follow or appear later in a story.

What is foreshaddowing? 

400

Used to provide essential backstory for characters, plot, and other narrative elements.

What is background? 

400

A character that is described only with what they say or do in the text. 

What is direct characterization? 

400

All of the clues that helps us understand who a character is. What they say, what they think, what they do, not directly stated.

What is indirect characterization? 

400

The time and place in which a story takes place.

What is setting? 

500

A device used in a story to help add meaning to the plot, character, and setting. 

What is a literary element?

500

The beginning of the story.

What is exposition?

500

A literary device in which contradictory statements or situations reveal a reality that is different from what appears to be true.

What is irony? 

500

The technique that an individual author uses in his writing

What is style? 

500

The sequence of events that take place in a story. 

What is a plot?

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