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8th ELA

Literary Terms

TermDefinition
genre A genre is a specific type of music, film, or writing.
autobiography a writer's story about him or herself
biography a writer's account of some other persons life
realistic fiction writing that attempts to show life as it really is
short story shorter than a novel, this piece of literature can usually be read in one sitting. Because of its length, it has only a few characters and focuses on one problem or conflict.
setting the place and the time frame in which a story takes place.
mood the feeling a piece of literature is intended to create in a reader.
characters All of the people in the story.
protagonist The main character in a story, often a good or heroic type.
antagonist The person or force that works against the hero of the story.
plot The action that makes up the story, following a plan called the plot line.
exposition The part of a story, usually near the beginning, in which characters are introduced, the background is explained, and the setting is described.
inciting incident the event or decision that leads to the problem in the story
rising action the central part of the story during which various problems arise after a conflict is introduced
climax the high point in the action of a story
falling action the action and dialogue following the climax that lead the reader into the story's end
resolution the problem in the story which problems are solved
conflict main problem in the story
external conflict conflict outside a person dealing with another person or a group
internal conflict conflict inside a person dealing with his or her thoughts
theme The life lesson in the story.
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