Flashcards in 1st Quarter Exam Deck (59)
From which a story is told
Point of view
The narrator participates in the action of the story
First person point of view
Narrator does not participate in the action of the story as one of the characters
Third person point of view
Narrator whose knowledge is limited to one character. The narrator knows everything about one character.
Third person limited
A narrator who knows everything about every character and is all-knowing. Reader knows about the characters feelings of all the characters in the story.
Third person omniscient
The narrator never tells the reader about what the character thinks or feels, and remains a detached observer of the story. You may also see this in instructions and nonfiction texts.
Third person objective
The main character of the story is the reader.
Usually one or more of these: to entertain; to express thoughts, feelings, or emotions; to inform; to explain; to persuade or argue.
The unique combination of ideas, values, feelings, and beliefs that influences the way a writer looks at a topic.
The writer's attitude during his or her subject. (angry, sad, humorous, respectful)
The feeling or atmosphere a writer creates for the reader.
The moral or the lesson the writer shares with the reader.
Time and place of the action
People, animals, or imaginary creatures who take part in the action and in work of literature.
What are the types of characters?
Round – major characters; flat – minor characters
The voice that tells the story
Includes exposition, rising action, climax, conflict, falling action, and resolution
Introduces characters, setting, and hints at the conflict.
Shows how conflict unfolds and gets more complicated; builds suspense
High point in action, turning point, often results in changes in main character.
Eases suspense, shows how main character begins to resolve conflict.
Ties up loose ends, story ends.
Internal or external; man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. society – the struggle between opposing forces
Words that are used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true.
Comparison of two things that are basically unlike but share some similarities.
She is a bear in the morning. What is this an example of?
Comparison of two things using the words LIKE or AS.
Picking grapes was like living in Siberia. What is this an example of?
The giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea.