Eng Sht. Story Term

Question Answer
Writer states directly the characters personality traits. Direct Characterization
Writer uses action, thoughts and feelings to suggest character traits. Indirect Characterization
The person from whose perspective the story is told is the narrator
Form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group dialect
Feeling that reader gets when he reads the story. mood
Portraits painted in words of a person description
Person who exhibits many traits round character
Person who has only a single aspect to her personality flat character
Lesson taught by a literary work moral
Portrays a difference between appearance and reality in a story irony
A feeling of excitement or anxiousness about what is about to happen suspense
A serious disagreement or argument conflict
Sequence of events that drive the action plot
Which person is it when narrator is speaking directly about himself? 1st person
Which person is it when a voice outside the story tells the story? 3rd person
The perspective from which a story is told is called what? point of view
What is a literary work that tells the insight about life that it communicates? theme
When something stands for something else it is called what? symbolism
What is a character who changes in the story? dynamic character
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution falling action
What is the writer's or speakers vocabulary choice in a story or poem? diction
What is the reasons for people's actions? motivation
all the problems or mysteries of the plot are unraveled resolution
a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest rising action
What is a struggle between characters and outside force external conflict
What is it when clues are used to suggest events yet to come? foreshadowing
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point climax
What is a conclusion that goes against the expectations of the reader but in a way that is both logical and believeable surprise ending
Which person is it when the narrator sees and knows every the characters are thinking and feeling. 3rd Person omniscent
main character who sets the plot in motion protagonist
the character of force that blocks the protagonist antagonist
background information on characters and events necessary for understanding the story. basics are exposed exposition
End of the story where loose ends are tied up resolution

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