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Dragons7-Story Eleme

Hunt's Story Elements

QuestionAnswer
The force opposing the main character (the protagonist) antagonist
The method through which a character is developed characterization
The turning point in the action climax
The first or initial event which starts the conflict (rising action) complicating incident
Struggle with outside forces such as nature, other characters, or society external
Struggle within the mind of the character internal
Implied meaning of a word "He's cool!" figurative connotation
Series of conflicts found in the action crisis
Dictionary definition of a word, literal=exact denotation
The outcome of the plot in which the conflicts are resolved denouement
The kind of writing which explains or gives information about something exposition
Writing that is NOT true fiction
Also figures of speech. Using words Outside of their usual meaning to add beauty, increase vitality and suggest assoiciations figurative language
Interruption of the narrative to show an episode that happened before that particular point in the action flashback
A reasonable conclusion about a Character or event drawn from the limited information presented by the author inference
A figure of speech implying a comparison between two unlike things by stating that one is the other (He is the tower of strength.) metaphor
Anything that relates to a story or series of events narrative
Writing that is true non fiction
A series of related events that present and resolve a conflict. The usual pattern is: exposition (beginning), complication (middle), resolution (end) plot
Major character in the story protagonist
The time and place in which the action of the narrative setting
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced by like or as (a heart hard as stone) simile
Fixed, generalized ideas about characters and situations stereotype
Something concrete that stands for or represents something (flag stands for patriotism) symbolism
The underlying main ideas about a literary word or the general idea or insight about life that a writer wishes to convey theme
Created by: JAnderson,PCHS