Literary Terms. Point of View. The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story. It is the style in which the story is told. - 1st Person - Limited 3rd Person Omniscient Voice (3rd Person). First Person Narrative.
- 1st Person - Limited 3rd Person
When the author makes a direct statement about a character’s personality.
“Bill is loyal.”Direct Characterization
When an author reveals a character’s personality through their words, actions, or dialogue between characters.
“Bill raced into the water to save the sinking swimmer.”Indirect Characterization
The attitude taken by the author or speaker toward the subject or work.
Cold, Hot, Happy, Sad, Frightening, Mysterious, etc.
The time and place in which the events of a story take place.ToneSetting
meaning and often show
the true nature of people.
- Irish author, James Joyce,
called the short story an
“epiphany” or “revelation”.
US – Poe & Hawthorne
France – Balzac & Maupassant
Germany - Hoffman