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Literary Elements N6

Reviews story elements for 6th grade

TermDefinition
Setting The time and place of the story
Plot The events that make up the story (There are 5 parts)
Exposition The first part of the plot: the introduction to the story (Characters and information about the problem are given)
Rising Action The events of the plot that lead up to the climax
Climax The turning point of the story, usually the most emotional or exciting part (It is the division between the rising action and falling action)
Falling Action The events that lead to the resolution of the story (These are the steps that lead to the solution to the problem)
Resolution The final part of the plot: the conclusion of the story (The problem is solved)
Protagonist The main character (The hero)
Antagonist The character who goes against (opposes) the main character
Conflict The problem or struggle the character faces
External Conflict Conflicts that include man vs. man, man vs. a group, or man vs. nature
Internal Conflict The conflict is man vs. self ( in the character's own mind)
First Person Point of View A character is telling the story with the pronoun "I" (He tells what he sees and feels)
Third Person Omniscient Point of View The storyteller knows ALL about the thoughts and feelings of ALL the characters (God like)
Third Person Limited Point of View The storyteller knows only the thoughts and feelings of ONE of the characters
Third Person Objective Point of View The storyteller gives only the observations about what is happening (He does not know the thoughts and feelings of the character; he is just "looking in" on the characters and reporting what he sees)
Theme The main idea or life lesson of the story (It must be inferred)
Tone The author's feeling about the subject of the story (It can be serious, playful,etc.)
Created by: snix