Literary Elements

28 Questions | Total Attempts: 102

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Element Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz involves the 28 most important literary elements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ___________ is the main idea or message of a poem, story, or novel.
  • 2. 
    The _________ is something that represents something else
  • 3. 
    The _________ is the growing anticipation the reader feels while awaiting the climax.
  • 4. 
    The ________ is a figure of speech using like or as.
  • 5. 
    The _______ is when the narrator is a person in the story
  • 6. 
    The _________ is the central character in a literary work.
  • 7. 
    The ________ is when the narrator reveals the thoughts of only one character.
  • 8. 
    The _____ is when the author gives human characteristics to animals, objects, or forces of nature.
  • 9. 
    The ________ is when a figure of speech compares two or more things
  • 10. 
    The _____ is the all knowing of the narrator of a story.
  • 11. 
    The ___ is when the narrator hints at events that will happen later in the story.
  • 12. 
    The ___ is a literary device in which an earlier episode, conversation or event is inserted into the story.
  • 13. 
    The _____ is a conversation between two or more characters.
  • 14. 
    The ____ is a struggle with an outside force.
  • 15. 
    The ____ is a struggle within the mind of a character
  • 16. 
    The _____ is the point of greatest emotional intensity
  • 17. 
    The _____ is when the author makes direct statements about a character's traits
  • 18. 
    The ____ is when a character only has only has one characteristic
  • 19. 
    The ____ is when the author uses actions, words, or other character's words to describe a character.
  • 20. 
    The ______ is a character that changes through the course of a story.
  • 21. 
    The ____ shows varied and contradictory traits
  • 22. 
    The _____ is a character that does not change through the course of a story
  • 23. 
    The ______ is the mood or emotional quality of work
  • 24. 
    The _____ is a person or force in society or nature that opposes the protangonist
  • 25. 
    The ____ is the introduction of characters and initial conflicts
  • 26. 
    The ____ is the complications, twists, and building intensity.
  • 27. 
    The ____ is the events that follow the climax
  • 28. 
    The _____ is the time and place of the story