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Climax PLOT DIAGRAM This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Falling Action All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of. This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs. Rising Action Resolution The story comes to a reasonable ending. Exposition Conflict This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters and the setting are introduced. The problem in the story.
Author’s Purpose Genre Title Name of the book. Category of literature. The reason the author wrote the piece: P.I.E. Author Person who wrote the book. Characters Point of View Tone People, animals, or creatures. The author’s voice or attitude in his or her writing. Protagonist Antagonist 1st person “good guy” “bad guy” Setting I, me, you, us Time and place. Mood 3rd person Plot Feeling or emotion in the piece he, she, they, them Order of events in a story.
idiom simile -Comparison using like or as. -saying that cannot be interpreted from its literal meaning onomatopoeia -a word that imitates its sound hyperbole -an obvious exaggeration voice personification -author’s style of writing -giving human qualities to non-living objects. symbolism foreshadowing -A word or object used to represent another word or object. -a hint that something will happen later in the story
idiom simile -”Hit the road!” -”Mama’s mad as flies in a fruit jar.” onomatopoeia -”Boom!” hyperbole -”My homework weighs a ton!” voice personification -”We aint got no money!” -”The sun danced on the windshield.” symbolism foreshadowing -Jess building the bridge to Tearabithia accepting Leslie’s death. -”What if you die?, asked Maybelle.”
A group of lines in poetry. • The repetition of similar sounds at the end of words. Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line OR, the”beat” • LOCK SOCK
Paragraph vs. Essay A group of? A group of? Paragraphs! Sentences! • Topic Sentence • Detail Sentences • Concluding Sentence • Introduction • Body • Conclusion