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Literary Terms Bingo. A game to see how much you already know. Shor t Story . A brief work of fiction. Conflict . A struggle between two forces. Exposition. The introduction of the characters, setting, and basic situation of a story. Theme.

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literary terms bingo

Literary Terms Bingo

A game to see how much you already know

shor t story
Short Story
  • A brief work of fiction
  • A struggle between two forces
  • The introduction of the characters, setting, and basic situation of a story
  • The central message, concern, or purpose of a literary work
point of view
Point of View

The perspective or vantage point, from which a story is told

indirect characterization
Indirect characterization
  • When a writer reveals a character’s personalities through the character’s own words, thoughts, and actions and by what other characters say to or about them
man vs man
Man vs. Man
  • A type of conflict that puts the main character struggling against another character
rising action
Rising action
  • The part of a literary work in which the conflict increases
  • A person or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work
  • The main character in a literary work
man vs nature
Man vs. Nature
  • A type of conflict that forces the main character to struggle with a natural force
  • The highest point of action, interest, and emotion in a literary work
thir d person limited point of view
Third-person limited Point of view
  • The narrator relates the inner thoughts and feelings of only one character and everything is viewed from this character’s point of view
  • Where and when the action of a story takes place
internal conflict
Internal Conflict
  • Conflict that takes place within a character’s mind
man vs society
Man vs. Society
  • A type of conflict that shows the main character struggling to meet the demands and customs of a whole group
flat character
Flat Character
  • A one-sided and often stereotypical character whose actions are easily predictable
first person point of view
First-Person Point of View
  • A point of view in which the narrator is a character in the story and refers to himself or herself in the pronoun “I” in the storytelling
  • A character in conflict with the main character
  • The act of creating and developing a character
falling action
Falling Action
  • Events in a story occurring after the climax; it also marks the end if the central conflict
  • Events that take place during the falling action that help wrap up the story
external conflict
External Conflict
  • A conflict in which a character struggles with some outside force, such as another person, nature or society
  • The sequence of events within a literary work
  • Words spoken between characters

“You’ll never believe who I saw at the mall today!”

“Ashley Tisdale!”


dynamic character
Dynamic Character
  • A character who changes or grows the course of a literary work
  • A speaker or character who tells a story
round character
Round character
  • A full-developed character who exhibits many traits
third person point of view
Third-person Point of view
  • The narrator uses the pronouns such as “we” and “us” to refer to the main characters
direct characterization
Direct characterization
  • When a writer tells us about a character’s traits directly
man vs self
Man vs. Self
  • A struggle that takes place within a character’s own mind
third person omniscient
Third Person Omniscient
  • The narrator is able to talk about what all characters can think and feel
static character
Static Character
  • A character in a literary work who does not change throughout the story
  • is a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art.

“ I had to read Great Expectations for English, and that kid Pip, he reminded me of us…

  • The mood the reader gets from the setting, the characterization and the tone of the narrator.
  • The emotional feeling the reader gets from the setting and character description; the atmosphere..
  • a narrative technique that allows a writer to present past events during current events, in order to provide background for the current narration. provides the reader with insight into a character's motivation and or background to a conflict.