Narrative Structure Vocabulary Terms – Quiz 10/21

Narrative Structure Vocabulary Terms – Quiz 10/21
1. Setting – the time and place a story occurs
2. Tone – the feeling or attitude an author gives off through his/her writing
3. Mood – the feeling created in the reader from a piece of writing
4. Character – the people, animals, or creatures that the story is about
5. Static - Characters that change very little or not at all throughout the story, characters that “stay the
6. Dynamic - Characters that change throughout the course of the story, characters that are
“different” at different points in the book
7. Protagonist - The central person in a story, is often referred to as the story’s main character, is faced
with a conflict that must be resolved, not necessarily always a good character
8. Antagonist - The character(s) or situation that is an obstacle the protagonist must overcome, the
person or thing against the main character (protagonist)
9. Conflict - a struggle between two opposing forces. Can be internal or external.
10. Internal conflict - Happens internally or inside the mind of a character
a. Types of internal conflict include Man vs. Self
11. External conflict - Happens outside of a character
a. Types of external conflict include:
i. Man vs. Man
ii. Man vs. Society
iii. Man vs. Nature
iv. Man vs. Technology
12. Man vs. Man - When two or more characters in a story have a physical or verbal disagreement
13. Man vs. Nature - Occurs when a character struggles to fight against problems caused by elements
of his/her environment
14. Man vs. Society - Occurs when a character goes against the norms or traditions of society.
15. Man vs. Technology - Occurs when a character struggles against problems caused by technology
or technological advancements
16. Man vs. Self - Occurs when a character in a story has a problem that is going on inside of his or her
17. Plot – the sequence of events that make up a story