the sequence of events that take place in a story.
the time and place in which the events of a story take place.
the methods used to present the personality of a character in a narrative.
author describes the character. Example--She
was a large woman
reader judges what the character is like based on what they say or do, or
what other characters say about them.
Example--We believe the narrator
the general mood or feeling established in a piece of literature.
Atmosphere is created through word choice and pacing.
Choice--the author uses words that make the reader feel a certain way.
A spooky atmosphere is created in "The Tell-Tale Heart"
through the use of words
author controls the speed at which we read through sentence length,
punctuation, repetition of words and other techniques.
Point of View: who is narrating the story (2 main types: First Person, Third Person)
First person: the narrator uses "I" to tell the action, and is involved in the story.
person: the story is told from a perspective outside the story.
the central problem that drives the action of a story. (two main types)
The conflict happens in a character's mind. A character with a guilty
The conflict happens between characters, or between a character and