Literary Terms Project
Maddie McCormick | Block 3
Story 3 | Extra Credit: The Gift
Literary Term 1: Point of View
Point of View is the vantage point from which the author tells a story.
This story is told in third person limited because we only know the thoughts and feelings of the boy and nobody else. Plus, the words I, me and my are not used so it cannot be first person.
Literary Term 2: Setting
The setting is the time and location where the story takes place.
The story takes place in a rocket in space, where the boy is on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, he is still in space, however, he can see all of the gifts that he had to leave behind from the observatory.
Literary Term 3: Character
Character is a human or animal in a story.
The boy is the main character in the story because he are in his point of view, even though we are in third person limited. He is the one that changes in emotion throughout the story. His parents are supporting characters because we don't know much about them.
Literary Term 4: Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing is when the author you hints about something that will happen later in the story.
The author gives hints at the end of the story that there will be something in the room that the boy walks into on Christmas Day. It is hinted by the mother and the father guiding the boy into the room.