Literary Terms

Term Definition
Protagonist A main character in a text with a problem or conflict
Antagonist Character or thing that competes against or fights against the main character in a text
External Conflict Struggle between a character and an outside force ( Man v. Man , Man v. Nature , Man v. Society)
Internal Conflict Struggle of a character with himself, herself, or itself
Theme moral message or lesson about life that the story teaches
Setting time and place in a story
Imagery descriptive writing used to create a mental picture that appeals to readers five senses
Mood Feeling created in the reader by a piece of text
Tone Author's feeling or attitude towards the subject in a piece of text
Adjective describes a noun

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