Flashcards in Ideas to Know For Short Story Test Deck (9)
What are the 5 methods of characterization?
3. How other characters react
5. Inner thoughts and feelings
What is the purpose of suspense?
To make the story interesting and also to build you up to the climax
Detail the events that happen in a plot line:
1. Basic situation
2. Rising action
4. Rock bottom
6. Falling action
7. Resolution/ Denouement
What does Denouement translate to, and what does it mean?
Denouement- the unraveling of the knot; the problem is fixed
What is the minimum number of emotions a character experiences In a short story?
Is the narrator of the actors always the author?
List the pros and cons of writing in the first person:
-readers often understand the main character better
-see events from the perspective of an important character
- narrator may be unreliable
List the pros and cons of writing from the 3rd person omniscient POV:
- very natural technique
- not lifelike
- the narrator knows all and tells all