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Literary Terms 1-12

English 9 Lit. Terms

Plot The sequence of events in a narrative work.
Setting The time and place in which the events of a story occur.
Conflict The struggle between opposing forces in a story or play.
Exposition The introduction of the characters, the setting, or the situation at the beginning of the story.
Rising Action The part of the plot that adds complications to the conflict and increases reader interest.
Climax The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspense in the plot of a narrative.
Falling Action In a play or story, the action that typically follows the climax and reveals its results.
Resolution The part of the plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict.
1st person point of view The narrator is a character in the story, referred to as "I".
point of view The relationship of the narrator to the story.
3rd person limited point of view The narrator reveals the thoughts, feelings, and observations of only one character, referring to that character as "he" or "she".
3rd person omnicient point of view "All-knowing" point of view, the narrator is not a character in the story but someone who stands outside the story and comments on the action.
Created by: pcoulling