Vocabulary: Literary Elements 1 Vocabulary, grade 6 - 8. An ELA review of literary element terms. Common core, fully aligns with RL 7.3. 10 Questions by ELA_by_Kahoot 12/07/2017 answers Play N/A plays What is the term for the people or animals within a story or play? characters setting What is the term for when and where a story or a play happens? background setting What is the term for what happens in a story or play? plot theme and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.