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Story element

Elements of Literature

QuestionAnswer
Narrator the person who tells the story
Protagonist Good Guy. A main character who is challenged by persons or events in a story: hero or heroine
Antagonist Bad Guy. a character who opposes and actively competes with another in a story; opponent or villain.
Conflict In the plot of a story, the struggle between two or more opposing forces.
setting the time period and place in which a story ocurs
Dialect A special form of speech that belongs to a particular group or region distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary.
Dialogue a conversation between characters in a story.
motivation a feeling, idea, or goal that causes a character to act in a certain way.
flashback in a story a scene or incident that breaks the normal time order of the plot to show an event that happened earlier.
foreshadowing the use of clues by a writer to prepare the reader for future developments in a story.
resolution in a story, the part of the plot that presents the final outcome.
climax The point of the reader's highest interest and greatest emotional involvement in a story.
Created by: joshbarr