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Literary Device

Terms used in 9th grade CP English, Short Stories

Kelly Elbin

on 19 September 2012

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Transcript of Literary Device

Literary Elements Short Stories Exposition Elements of Plot Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution Introduction to the story. It reveals information that helps readers understand the situation. Point of highest intensity in the story. Conclusion of the story. Conflicts and complications are usually resolved. It can also be called denouement. Conflict or complications are brought in to the story. Character and Characterization Flat characters reveal a single personality trait. They often appear as stereotypes.
Round characters are more like people in real life. They have multiple dimensions to their personalities. Static characters do not change throughout the story. Their opinions and ideas appear the same throughout the entire text.
Dynamic characters change and grow. They think and act differently from when they first appeared. Direct characterization is when the author describes the character in the text.

Indirect characterization happens through the character's words and actions, thoughts and opinions, appearance and how other characters feel about them. Foreshadowing Setting Theme Point of View Time and location where the story takes place. Deeper message of the story. It is NOT the topic. First Person Third Person Limited Confined to what is experienced, thought, or felt by a single character. Third Person Omniscient Have access to all the characters experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Conflict Person vs. Person
Person vs. Self
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. Society
Person vs. Fate The author makes hints about events that will happen later in the story. Tone and Mood Author's attitude toward his or her subject is the tone. For example, sarcastic vs. serious. Mood is the feeling readers get from the text. For example, happy vs. depressed. Social conditions, weather, and mood can influence it. Protagonist is the main character in the story who works to accomplish a goal.
Antagonist is a character in the story who works against the protagonist. Short Stories vs. Novels Read in one sitting
One single impression
Few characters, one plot,
and one theme Cannot read in one sitting
Multiple and diverse ideas
Many characters, plots and subplots,
usually more than one theme Story is told by the point of view of one person. The narrator speaks in his own person as "I." angle or position from which a story is told
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