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Literary Terms Review Sheet

Literary Terms Review Sheet

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Published by Melodee Peters
Story elements and literary terms students need to understand.
Story elements and literary terms students need to understand.

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Published by: Melodee Peters on Oct 02, 2013
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Name:______________________ Block:___________ Date:_________ 
Literary Terms Review Worksheet
Step 1: Try to complete this without looking at other sources.
1.
 
Fiction 
is any ________________ story.2.
 
Non-fiction 
is literature which describes only real people or ___________________ such ashistorical works, ___________________, and autobiographies.3.
 
A
short story 
is a ___________________ account of events brief enough to be read in ___________________, including plot, ___________________, setting, ___________________ of ___________________, and theme.4.
 
Conflict 
is the ___________________ between _________ ___________________ 5.
 
External conflict 
has three types: ___________________;___________________; and ___________________ 6.
 
Internal conflict 
 
is a character’s ___________________ or ___________________.
 7.
 
The
 protagonist 
is the ___________________ character in the story.8.
 
The
antagonist 
is the ___________________ or ___________________ which causes themain character conflict.9.
 
The
 point of view 
is the ___________________ from which the story is told.10.
 
First person 
point of view is when the story is being told by a ___________________ in thestory. Words like _____ or _____ are used throughout the story.11.
 
Third person 
point of view is when the story is told by an ___________________. Words like ____________ and _____________ are used throughout the story.12.
 
A
narrator 
is the ___________________ who ___________________.13.
 
The
setting 
is the ___________________ and ___________________ in which the storyoccurs.14.
 
The
theme 
of the story is the statement about ___________________ of which the authorwishes to make. It is also many times the ___________________ of the story. Usually thetheme of a story can be expressed in a ___________________ ___________________.15.
 
The
 plot 
of a story tells what happens in a story in the ___________________ in which the ___________________ occur.16.
 
The
exposition 
of the story is at the beginning and contains the ___________________, ___________________, and ___________________.17.
 
The
rising action 
of the story tells the ___________________ that occur before the climaxor turning point.18.
 
The
climax or turning point 
of the story is the part where the most ___________________ ormajor ___________________ occurs in the story.19.
 
The
falling action 
contains all of the ___________________ of the turning point or climax.20.
 
The
resolution 
 
is at the end of the story and is where the ___________________’s conflics
are resolved in some way.21.
 
Characterization 
is the means by which an ___________________ creates ___________________ people in his writing.22.
 
Foreshadowing 
uses
 
 ___________________ and ___________________ that predict the ___________________ of the story.23.
 
Flashback 
is a total ___________________ in the present action of the story to ___________________ a small back story that occurred previously. This many times givesbackground information.

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