PowerPoint Presentation: English Terms-Short Story PowerPoint Presentation: Protagonist : The main character in a story, novel or play . Antagonist: The character who struggles or fights against the protagonist. PowerPoint Presentation: Point of view : The perspective from which the story was told in. PowerPoint Presentation: First Person point of view : When the narrative is told by one of the characters from the “I” point of view. This point of view is limited because the reader knows only what the character narrating knows. PowerPoint Presentation: Third Person Limited point of view : The narrator tells the story using “he” and “she.” This point of view can be limited, with the narrator knowing only the thoughts and feelings of only one character. PowerPoint Presentation: Third person omniscient point of view : The narrator also tells the story using “he” and “she,” but in this case, the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters and presents the thoughts of all characters involved. PowerPoint Presentation: Foreshadowing: A technique for providing clues about the events that may happen later in the story. PowerPoint Presentation: Flashback: A technique for presenting something that helps explain something about the current (present) situation. PowerPoint Presentation: Genre: Refers to the literary form or the type of writing, for example, short story, play, novel, ... PowerPoint Presentation: Theme: The main idea of the selection . PowerPoint Presentation: Atmosphere : The overall mood of the story, for example, comic, mysterious, PowerPoint Presentation: Suspense: The feeling of growing tension and excitement felt by the reader as the plot develops. It is what keeps the reader turning the pages and wondering what will happen next. PowerPoint Presentation: Surprise ending : An unexpected twist in the plot at the end of the story. PowerPoint Presentation: Resolution: The conclusion of the story in which the problem or conflict is solved. PowerPoint Presentation: Climax: The highest point of emotional intensity, usually the turning point. PowerPoint Presentation: Diction: Word choice used by a writer . PowerPoint Presentation: Fiction: Any narrative that is invented or imagined. PowerPoint Presentation: Non-fiction : Prose that presents actual happenings. PowerPoint Presentation: Thematic statement: A one sentence statement that generalizes a story’s message . PowerPoint Presentation: Thesis : The main idea of an essay, usually found in the first paragraph. PowerPoint Presentation: Irony: A literal device that is used to achieve a meaning opposite to what is actually being said.. There are 3 types: Dramatic Irony : irony created when he reader knows things that the character does not know and therefore the character’s actions or words become either tragic or humorous. This form of irony is meant to be tragic, humorous or both. Situational Irony : Discrepancy between appearance and reality, or between what is and what would seem appropriate. Verbal irony : The use of figures of speech such as hyperbole and under statement to create an ironic effect. (The opposite is said from what is intended) PowerPoint Presentation: Mood: Feelings created in the reader by the selection. PowerPoint Presentation: Plot: The storyline or series of episodes . PowerPoint Presentation: Setting: The time, place and circumstances in which a story, book, drama .. takes place . PowerPoint Presentation: Short story: A brief fictional prose narrative, usually focuses on one character, has a limited setting and a single plot. PowerPoint Presentation: Prose: Writing that uses ordinary language (not poetry) PowerPoint Presentation: Satire: The use of irony to ridicule an idea, person or thing. PowerPoint Presentation: Sub-theme: A minor idea often related to the main theme. PowerPoint Presentation: Sub-conflict : Minor conflict often related to the main conflict. PowerPoint Presentation: Conflict: The struggle between opposing forces; Without it there would be no plot.: There are 3 types: PowerPoint Presentation: Internal conflict (man vs himself) A character must deal with his/her own thoughts and feelings. PowerPoint Presentation: External conflict (man vs nature) A character struggles against something in the outside world. PowerPoint Presentation: Interpersonal conflict (man vs man) A character struggles against another character. PowerPoint Presentation: Characterization : A writer’s portrayal of a character through dialogue, actions, appearance, habits, beliefs, way of speaking, etc.... PowerPoint Presentation: Flat Character: A flat character is known by one or two traits. Round Character: A round character is complex and has many ides.; Through the selection,we learn what he or she thinks, feels and wants. Unique Character: A unique character is any character that is not one of these types. They are not predictable and they face unique situations and conflicts Stock Character: A stereotyped character, for example, a mad scientist, a cruel mother, etc.. Static Character: A static character remains the same from the beginning to the end. Dynamic Character: A dynamic character is developing and undergoes permanent change. The character learns something from the story and is different at the end. Character Types PowerPoint Presentation: Tone: The way in which a writer’s choice of words reveal his/her attitude to the subject or characters. (For example, is the author poking fun at someone, or angry). PowerPoint Presentation: Symbolism : The use of a concrete object to stand for an abstract or more complicated idea. For example, a lion symbolizing courage. BALANCE PowerPoint Presentation: Essay: A short piece of nonfiction writing dealing with a single topic or theme. It expresses a person’s point of view or understanding of a particular issue. PowerPoint Presentation: Fantasy: Often referred to as a fairy tale. They often invite mysterious or supernatural characters events. Traditionally, fairy tales like “Hansel and Gretel” were intended for the “adult” community and not children as it is now thought. PowerPoint Presentation: Tragedy: A piece of writing with an unhappy ending. In many tragedies, the hero experiences mental or physical suffering and then dies. Character is essential in a tragedy because we have to feel sympathy for the character or it is not tragic, for example, “Romeo and Juliet”. PowerPoint Presentation: Hyperbole: An exaggerated statement used to make a strong effect. PowerPoint Presentation: Imagery: the use of selected details to describe one thing in terms of another. This helps suggest additional meanings and feelings. PowerPoint Presentation: Narrator: The speaker who tells the story. PowerPoint Presentation: Structure : The frame work that determines how a story is put together - its skeleton. The structure of most stories include four basic parts: exposition, complication, climax, and resolution. PowerPoint Presentation: Understatement: A figure of speech in which the speaker says less than what he or she feels.