Literary Elements: Definition, Types & Examples


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Which is the best point of view for an author to use if he or she wants the reader to know the main character intimately?

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1. The character that works against the the protagonist is known as the .

2. What happens in the exposition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Literary texts can be broken down into separate elements for analysis, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of several types of these literary elements. Some of the literary elements you'll be assessed on include point of view, antagonist, and theme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following literary elements:

  • Point of view
  • Protagonists' opposition
  • Exposition
  • Theme

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as exposition and point of view
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of literary elements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the significance of a story's theme

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Literary Elements: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define literary elements
  • Identify and give an example of each of the five main literary elements
  • Know the general story arc of a plot