Elements of a Story
Here you will learn some English words related to elements of a story, such as "gnome", "conflict", and "backstory".
someone who strongly opposes another person or thing
the main character in a movie, book, etc. who lacks heroic qualities such as being morally good
the main theme or the continuous line in which a narrative develops
the events that have happened to a character before their story in a book, movie, etc. begins
an evil character in fiction or a motion picture
the point at which something, such as an event, a story, etc. begins
the way in which characters in a movie, book, etc. are created and represented by a writer
a person or an animal represented in a book, play, movie, etc.
the most significant moment in a story, play, movie, etc. with a high dramatic suspense
an elaborate image or a far-fetched metaphor, used in poetry
the opposition between different forces or characters in a work of fiction that results in dramatization
the final event or part that marks the end of something
(grammar) a speaker's actual words, which are shown in quotation marks, in writing
the final part of something, such as an event, a story, etc.
the final part of a story, movie, etc.
an event or set of events in a literary or dramatic piece
a way of telling or writing a story in which things happen to the narrator and the story revolves around them
a magical creature in the folklore which resembles a small old man who guards buried treasures
the main male character in a story, book, movie, etc., typically known for great qualities
the main female character in a story, book, film, etc., typically known for great qualities
a way of exaggerating and emphasizing on something as a figure of speech
the figurative language in literature by which the audience can form vivid mental images
(grammar) the utterances of another speaker reported without using the exact words or directly quoting them
the part of a book or speech that gives you a brief account of what it is about
a theme that appears in a literary or musical piece several times and is associated with a particular person, idea or object
a character in a movie or narrative who is the romantic partner of the main character
the creative and imaginative expression of powerful feelings in art, poetry, music, etc.
a political, social or moral theme or idea that a movie, book, speech, etc. conveys
a type of figure of speech by which a person describes something or someone by referring to something or someone else to point out their similarities or emphasize them or give a better description of what they mean
a subject, idea, or phrase that is repeatedly used in a literary work or musical composition
the act of telling or explaining a story, particularly in a movie, novel, etc.
a story or an account of something especially one that is told in a movie, novel, etc.
the person who tells the story in a novel, poem, etc.
the events that are crucial to the formation and continuity of a story in a movie, play, novel, etc.
the freedom to deviate from facts, rules or conventional forms practiced by an artist or author in order to gain a desired effect
the perspective from which the narrator tells a story
the fact of being bombarded with words, therefore creating a tedious effect
the main character in a movie, novel, TV show, etc.
a point of view in a story that uses the pronoun 'You' to imply that the audience is a character or the protagonist
the time and place in which the story of a movie, play, etc. is taking place
the plot of a movie, play, novel, etc.
a specific way of writing, designing, painting, etc. that is typical of a certain era , person, movement, place, etc.
a series of events in a novel, movie, etc. that is separate from the main story and is less important but is linked to it
a fictional character with superpowers who is morally evil
a strained situation resulted from an interplay of dramatic forces in a literary or artistic piece
a recurring element that is the main idea or subject in a literary or artistic piece
a way of telling or writing a story in which the narrator is not part of the story but knows everything
the general manner or attitude of the author in a literary work
an unexpected turn in the course of events