Narrative Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literary Terms (1)

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narrative

  • (noun) a story
  • (adjective) in the form of a story
    • a narrative essay

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narrator

the person who is telling the story

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plot

the events in the story; the action

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characters

the people in the story

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point of view

the eyes through which we see the story unfold.

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setting

the time and place of the story

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climax

the most intense part of the story (usually near the end)

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protagonist

the main character.  A more general term than hero, since not all protagonists are heroic.

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antagonist

the bad guy; a character (or sometimes a thing) in conflict with the main character or protagonist.

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conflict

the central problem that needs to be resolved

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theme

the main idea; the thing the author is trying to get us to think about