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What is the plot? what happens in a story
What are the 6 parts of the plot? Introduction, Inciting Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion
What happens in the Introduction? Setting, Characters Introduced, Mood, Atmoshpere
What is the Inciting Incident? The problem being introduced
What is the Rising Action? More crisis are introduced leading to the climax
What is the Climax? Where the problem is at its greatest. After this point the problem begins to be solved
What is the Falling Action? Problem being solved
What is the Conclusion? Action ends, problems solved, loose ends tied up
What is Conflict? The problem in the story
What are the 5 types of Conflicts? Person vs. Person(large group/society), Person vs. Self, Person vs. Nature, Person vs. Technology, Person vs. Unknown
What is Point of View? The narrator's perspective
What are the 3 forms of Point of View? First Person(I, We, Our), Second Person(You), Third Person(He, She, It, Her, His, They, Them, Their)
What is Limited Point of View? Some of the thoughts and feelings of some of the characters are revealed
What is Omniscient Point of View? All knowing narrator, the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters are known
What is the Theme? Lesson learned, main idea, moral, universal-> applies to a large group of people
What is the protagonist? Main character
What is the antagonist? Provides conflict for the protagonist
What is the Minor Character? Not important to the events except to provide interaction for the protagonist
What is the Silent Character? Someone who is either seen and not heard or heard and not seen. The character still has an impact on the events in the story
What is the Active Character? A person who is affected by the events of the story and therefore changes his/her personality
What is a Passive Character? A person who does not change his/her personality because of events
What is Characterization? We know what a character's personality is
5 things that point out Charcterization What a character does, what a character says, what a character thinks, what other people say, what other people think
What are the 7 elements of suspense? Irony, Conflict, Setting, Atmosphere, Foreshadowing, Sympathetic Attachment to Main Character, Complications
What is Irony? The opposite of what we expect to occur happens
What is Conflict? The audience wonders if the main character will overcome or win the conflict
What is Setting? The time and place can create suspense depending on the circumstances
What is Atmosphere? Created through setting, mood, conflicts, and complications
What is Foreshadowing? There is a hint of something fearful(only for suspense) that will happen in the future
What is Sympathetic Attachment to the Main Character? The author makes the audience like the character so the audience cares about what happens to him/her
What is Complications? Small problems occur and the audience wonders how the characters will deal with them
What is Rhyme? Words that have the same end sound e.g. cat, rat, sat, hat, mat
What is Rhythm? The stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry, the number of patterns in a line determines the rhythm e.g. iamb->u/ spondee->// an a pest->uu/
What is Metaphor? A comparison not using "like" or "as" e.g. The wind was a train in the hall
What is Simile? A comparison using "like" or "as" or another comparative word e.g. The wind was like a train in the hall
What is Alliteration? Two or more words that have the same beginning sound e.g. Kitty Cats Catch Kites Carefully
What is Personification? Giving inanimate objects human qualities e.g. The pots giggled on the stove
What is Oxymoron? Two opposite words that form an understood phrase e.g. Jumbo shrimp, Pretty ugly, Fresh frozen
What is Paradox? A seemingly impossible situation e.g. Living dead
What is Hyperbole? Extreme exaggeration e.g. He is as tall as a mountain
What is Euphony? Soft sounding words e.g. Sing softly of fluffy clouds
What is Cacophony? Harsh sounding words e.g. The car crashed into the junk
What is Onomatopoeia? A word that imitates the sound e.g. Crash, Hiss, Buzz, Boom
What is Imagery? Words used to create pictures in our minds, may appeal to one or more of the senses e.g. The dead fish lay on the sand; worms oozed through the slimy scales as it decomposed
What is Symbol? A word or picture that represents something else e.g. Heart-->Love
What is Repetition? Words or phrases repeated for effect e.g. "Never, never, never, never, never give up" Churchill
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