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Literay terms

Character Motivation The reason behind a characters behavior and actions in a given scene or throughout a story
Characterization The way a writer creates and develops characters personalities
Direct comments Specifically reveals traits about the character as well as their thoughts
Physical appearance How the character looks or dresses
Character internal voice Self talking that reflects both conscious/subconscious beliefs
Response to others Criticism of the work or author
Flashback An episode or an event that happened before the beginning of the story
Foreshadowing The hints and clues suggesting events that will occur later in the story
Plot Sequence of events in a story that focuses on a central conflict or problem faced by the main character
Parallel Plot A particular type of plot in which two stories of equal importance told simultaneously
Suspense The excitement or tension that readers feel as they wait to find out how a story ends or a conflict is resolved
Theme An underlying message about life or human nature
Created by: sakac00053



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