• Elements of Literature

    genre: type or category

    setting: time and place of story

    point of view: role of the narrator

    characterization: how an author shows/describes what a character is like

    conflict: struggle between opposing forces

    protagonist: main character

    antagonist: opposing force

    flashback: technique author uses to take readers to an important earlier time 

    foreshadowing: clues/hints about what is to come

    mood: feeling(s) evoked by text