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Parts of Short Story

Literay Term

Setting Where a story takes place includes in time of day your in History time of year
Mood Atmosphere of the story is created by the setting
Theme Author message or lesson what do you learn form the story
Conflict Problem of the story
Internal Conflict when a character forced to make a difficult decision
Person vs Self Some as an internal conflict a character force to make
External Conflict Problem or conflict is created by an outside force
Man vs man Two people in conflict argue of fight
Man vs fate a person who cannot control his/hers destiny
Man vs society person who values and beliefs are different from society
man vs nature Conflict is created by a force of nature
plot sequence of event is about a short story
Exposition all background information is given
Narrative hook Main conflict is introduced
Rising action event in a story that led to the climax
climax the most exciting part of a story
falling action events leading to the conclusion of the short story
Conclusion Resolution end of the story
narrator the person who tells the story
Tone authors attitude about the short story
point of view how the story is told
1st person the narrator is part of the story
3rd limited the narrator is a part of the story
3rd omniscient omni~all secret knowing
character people of animal in a short story
major most important character in the story
protagonist the main character the good guy
Antagonist The character who creates problems for the protagonist
Minor additional character needed to tell the shorty
Dynamic Character A character whose values belief or thought change in a short story
Static Character A character who values belief do not change
Indirect Characterization the reader learns about a character
Direct characterization the leader learn about a character
Symbol Something represent a thought attitude emotions
Irony The Different between appearance and Reality
Foreshadowing Hints about what will happen later in the story
Flat Character A character with one main personality trait
Round character A character with many Personality
inference guess-based on information in the text AND what you know to be true
ethos the author tries to convince the audience of his/her credibility or knowledge of the subject matter. " i know his because ."
logos the author uses logic /" common sense thnking " to convice the reader / andience that
pathos the author uses emotion to create sympathy for his / her argument. the author may cause the reader to feel angry
diction word choice... what words has the writers used to tell his / her story
imagry creating a mental picture by appealing to the 5 senses
metaphor a comparison of two unalike things by saying on is the other EX it is an oven in the clkassro
simile a camparesion of two unalike things by using like or as EX: it is as hot as an oven in the classroom
comatopoaia sound words EX: pop, pow, buzz
allusion a reference in a story to an historical event or another story
alliteration repeating the beginning SOUND of the EX peter piper picked pickles
personification giving non living thing human abilities
hyperbole extreme exaggeration EX: i am so hungry i could eat a horse
objective based in facts : having a right or wrong answer
subjective based on feeling and emotions
demotation the dictionary meaning of a word
connotation implied meaning ; feeling associated with a word
claim a statement a statement that can be argued agiaisnted
rhetoric a writing techinque that is used to persude a reader to think about a topic from a different perspective view point
Created by: jovaninava



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