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August 18, 2008 Bellringer Today’s bellringer contains comma (appositive) errors and capitalization errors jackie robinson the first African American major-league baseball player played his first game with the brooklyn dodgers in 1947.
The theme of the story is the central message or the “life message” that the author wants to teach you. The theme can be stated in the story but, often times, it is implied.
All the methods an author uses to develop a character. How does the character treat, talk about and think about others in the story? How do other characters treat, talk about or think about the main character in the story?
The attitude a writer takes toward a subject. Tone can vary from cheerful and hopeful to gloomy and threatening.
The “When” and “Where” of a story. Setting includes culture, historic periods, geographic region, season, weather, and spaces such as buildings, rooms and landscapes.
The emotional effect that a poem or story has on the reader. Authors create mood through his or her choice of words and details used to describe an event.
The part of the plot in which the author presents the information the reader will need to follow the story. The reader can find the characters, setting and some conflict in the exposition.
The planting of clues to prepare the reader for events that will happen later.
The point at which the action gets complicated and the characters come into conflict with one another. Rising action follows the exposition and leads to the climax.
The point of “highest action and intensity” … the point of no return in the story. This is the turning point.
The action or actions that follow the climax and lead up to the resolution of the story.
The part of the plot that reveals or suggests the outcome of a conflict. In the resolution, the main conflict, problem, or disagreement is resolved.
There are three points of view: First Person Third Person Third Person: Omniscient Point of View
The reader sees everything through the character’s eyes.
Also called, third person limited point of view, the narrator is outside the story and reveals the thoughts of only one character, but refers to that character as he or she. HINT: Narrator does not know the thoughts of the characters.
The narrator is outside the story, but can reveal any or all thoughts and actions of the characters, as well as important background information important to the story. HINT: Think of a story told from a god’s point of view.
Language that emphasizes sense impressions that help the reader see, hear, feel, smell, and taste things described in their work.
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or play.
This is conflict that exists in the mind of a character.
The struggle of a character against an outside force, such as nature, society, fate, or another person.