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Narrative Flashcards--Set #1

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#1

narrative

 

 

 

 

 

a story; the telling of a story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

narrator

 

 

 

 

 

the person telling a story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3

personal narrative

 

 

 

 

 

a TRUE story told by a real person in the 1st person, ("I"), point of view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4

mood

 

 

 

 

 

the emotional atmosphere of a story;

the way a story is supposed to make you feel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5

plot

 

 

 

 

 

what happens in a story;

the order of events in a story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6

climax

 

 

 

 

 

the most important/exciting moment in a story;

the moment everything in the story builds up to or falls away from;

the moment the whole story is leading toward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7

rising action

 

 

 

 

 

the events that lead up to the climax in the plot of a story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8

falling action

 

 

 

 

 

the events that fall away from the climax in the plot of a story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9

figurative language

 

 

 

 

 

language that means more than what it literally says

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10

imagery

 

 

 

 

 

description that appeals to one or more of the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11

simile

 

 

 

 

 

a comparison between two different things using "like" or "as"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12

metaphor

 

 

 

 

 

a comparison between two different things NOT using "like" or "as"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13

hyperbole

 

 

 

 

 

over-exaggeration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#14

onomatopoeia

 

 

 

 

 

using real or made up words that sound like a noise you're describing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15

dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

a conversation between two or more people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16

in medias res

 

 

 

 

 

beginning a story "in the middle" of some action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17

flashback

 

 

 

 

 

"going back in time" in a story;

briefly telling an event that happened previous to the story being told

 

 

 

 

 

 

#18

exploding the moment

 

 

 

 

 

taking an important moment, usually the climax, in a story and describing it with so much detail that it feels like it's in slow motion