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Literary Terms . PPACTS Review. PLOT. Plot is the storyline or series of events in a story (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution). At the heart of any plot is CONFLICT -the struggle between opposing forces or characters that create the dynamic tension in a work.

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Literary terms

Literary Terms

PPACTS

Review


Literary terms

PLOT

  • Plot is the storyline or series of events in a story (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution).

  • At the heart of any plot is CONFLICT-the struggle between opposing forces or characters that create the dynamic tension in a work.

  • Types of Conflict: human v. human, human v. self, human v. nature, human v. supernatural.


Perspective

Perspective

The point of view from which a story is told.

A story may have a bias (also known as a slant) which influences the reader.

  • 1st Person – When the story is narrated by a character in the 1st person using personal pronouns. For e.g. “I, We”.

  • 2nd Person- When the narrator speaks directly to the reader. For e.g. ‘You’.


Perspective con t

Perspective Con’t.

  • 3rd Person limited Omniscient- the narrator tells the story from an all-knowing point of view but is involved in the story somehow.

  • This type of narration is ALWAYS biased.

  • 3rd Person Omniscient-

    The narrator tells the story from

    An all-knowing pov and is NOT

    related to the story (not in story).


Atmosphere

Atmosphere

  • The mood of the story is created by the setting, plot events, and emotions of the characters.

  • Also referred to as tone.

  • Sample tone words: bleak, cheerful, happy, euphoric, dreamy, elated, ironic, joyful, peaceful, light hearted, romantic, sardonic, satiric, serious, threatening, vicious etc.


Character

Character

  • The main or minor characters propel the story forward. They always experience a conflict (personal, physical or psychological).

    Character is revealed by:

  • What the character says, does (actions), feels, and believes in

  • What the narrator says about the character


Character con t

Character Con`t.

  • What other characters say about the character

  • How they are helped by other characters and how they help themselves

  • Characters are static (flat)

    or dynamic (round)

  • Protagonist = Main character

  • Antagonist = opposes

    Protagonist


Theme

Theme

  • Brainstorm subjects (e.g. innocence is a subject)

  • Theme is what the author is saying about a particular subject or topic in the work.

  • The theme generally states the transition the character experiences, often as a result of the conflict he or she has overcome.

    e.g. The journey from childhood innocence to adulthood is difficult yet meaningful.


Setting

Setting

  • The time and place in which a story

    takes place.

    The 3 elements of setting are:

  • Time – of day (e.g. afternoon), the future, medieval times etc.

  • Place - e.g. city, country, kitchen, on a ship etc.

  • Environment – weather, society, noise level etc.


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