Literary Devices and Techniques
events in a story center around the main characters.
prominent characters are minor characters.
characters often undergo change as the plot unfolds- Dynamic Characters
- Static characters do not change.
is where and when. Can occur anywhere and anytime.
is the chain of events that take place in the story.
usually progresses through conflict or the struggle between the protagonist(good guy) and the antagonist(bad guy).
lays the groundwork for the plot and provides the reader with essential background information. (Characters introduced, setting
described and plot begins.)
Action- Complications in the plot causing more struggle for the main character. Builds suspense.
Turning point in the story; point where interest and intensity reach their peaks. Usually involves an important event, decision,
Action- Events that happen after the climax. Often the conflict is resolved, and the intensity of the action subsides. Same
A theme is an important idea or message sent through the work.
It is a perception about life or human nature.
Symbolism is using one thing to compare to something that the reader might
be more familiar with to help him understand better.
Allusion is a remark that calls attention to someone or something.