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Literature Terms

Literature Terms to Know

Genre the type of literature
Fiction A type of writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
Non Fiction A type of writing that tells about real characters and events.
Fantasy Fiction A type of writing that contains elements such as fairies and wizards, not found in real life.
Story Map Another name for plot diagram- shows the five parts of a story.
Plot A series of events that make up the story
Exposition the event that starts the action in the story (starting position)
Rising Action events that build on one another and increase the excitment in the story
Climax also known as the turning point - it is the point of highest interest
Falling Action The events that follow the turning point (climax) and lead to the solving of the problem
Resolution the solving of the problem or the end of the story
Conflict the struggle in the story
Theme the lesson or the moral of the story
Setting the where and the when the story takes place
Characters the "who" in the story
Created by: cjcuddy1



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