Plot = What Happens : Plot = What Happens Exposition = Intro/Beginning
Introduces characters, setting and conflict
Action starts and things get interesting, conflict gets more complicated
Most exciting part
Things relax, tension eases
Conflict gets solved`
Character and Setting : Character and Setting Character = person, or sometimes even an animal, who takes part in the action
Setting = time and place in which the story happens.
Imagery = Author uses words to make movies in your head
Conflict : Conflict Conflict = problem or clash of interests
2 types –
Internal = The battle between what the character wants to do and what the character must do
Man Vs. Self – Spider Man 3
Man vs. Man – Nemesis, Wolverine vsSabertooth
Man vs. Nature – Survival Stories
Man vs. Society – Martin Luther King Jr
Man vs. Fate – Final Destination
Theme : Theme The main idea of the story
Ex: Superhero movie or teen dramas
Point of View = Narrator : Point of View = Narrator First Person = Uses “I”. Tells his/her own experiences.
Second person = Uses you, usually character in the story.
Third Person Limited: Uses he, she, it and names. Usually a character in the story and limited to their thoughts and feelings.
Third Person Omniscient = Uses he, she, it and names too but knows about things the characters don’t, inner thoughts and feelings
Lit Terms : Lit Terms Literal = What happens really
Figurative = Using unreal language to describe the real; metaphorical
Irony – when something happens that is opposite of what the character/audience expects
Hyperbole = exaggeration; not to be taken literally
Foreshadowing = indication of future event