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Elem of Literature

elements of literature

analysis studying the parts of something to better understand the whole (ex: looking at different parts of a book to get a better understanding of the book)
novel chapter book
genre' type of book (fiction, nonfiction, biography, mystery, science fiction)
setting when and where the story takes place
narrator the person who tells the story
plot the events in the story told in chronological order
chronological order events arranged in the order in which they happen
climax the most interesting point (event) of the story
conflict problem in the story
resolution a solution to the conflict
internal conflict a problem that a character has INSIDE his/her own mind (character vs. self)
external conflict a problem that a character has with an OUTSIDE source (character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. society)
point of view Refers to what perspective the story is told; who is telling the story?
first person (point of view) one of the characters tells the story (I, me, my, us, we)
third person objective (point of view) the reader does not know the thoughts and feelings of any character
second person (point of view) the author writes directly to the reader (you, your)
third person limited (point of view) narrator writes thoughts and feelings on one main character; the author is not in the story (he, she, his, her, they)
third person omniscient (point of view) the writer writes about more than one main character
pronoun takes the place of a noun
First person pronouns I, me, my, mine, our
Second person pronouns you, your
Third person pronouns he, she, his, her, him, them, their, they
exposition the beginning of a story; characters and setting are introduced
rising action tension and suspense build; leads to the climax
falling action the reader finds out what happens to the characters after the climax
tone the attitude of the writer
mood the overall feeling of a piece of writing
symbol something that represents something else
foreshadow to warn that something may happen
flashback looking back at an event that happened earlier
infer to make a guess based on known facts
predict to tell what you believe will happen
Created by: carlyhayes1
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