The elements of plot, character and story are provided in these literature flash cards for writers.
There are 27 flash cards in this set (7 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|genre||category or type of literature|
|fiction||writing about invented people, places, or events|
|short fiction||writing that focuses on a small number of events or on just one event; can usually be read in a singe sitting|
|plot||sequence of events in a fictional work|
|exposition||introduces a story's setting, characters, and situation|
|rising action||develops the conflicts, or problems, in the story|
|climax||point of greatest interest or suspense in the story|
|falling action||logical result of the climax|
|resolution||gives the story's final outcome|
|conflict||struggle between people, ideas, or forces|
|external conflict||a character struggles against some outside force, such as another person, animal, nature, or society|
|internal conflict||a character struggles between his or her own opposing feelings or goals|
|characters||the individuals in a fictional work|
|protagonist||main character; charcter the action revolves around|
|antagonist||person or force in society or nature who opposes the main character|
|characterization||methods the author uses to develop a character|
|direct characterization||author makes direct statements about a caracter|
|indirect characterization||author reveals a character through the character's words and actions and through what other characters think and say about the character|
|narrator||individual telling the story|
|point of view (vantage point)||standpoint from which a story is told|
|first-person point of view||narrator is a character in the story using "I"|
|third-person point of view||narrator is someone otside the story|
|third-person limited point of view||outside narrator tells events as only one character perceives them|
|third-person omniscient||the "all-knowing" outside narrator knows everything about all the characters and events|
|theme||central message of a story; may be stated directly or need to be implied; the message about life as understood by the reader|
|dialogue||written conversation between characters in a story|
|setting||time and place of action in a work of fiction; includes the customs, values, and beliefs of a place or time, weather, clothing, transportation, scenery, etc.|