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ELEMENTS OF FICTION MASTER COPY

Research Homework Assignment EAE 1D Setting Physical Setting Chronological Setting Environmental Setting Social Setting Atmosphere/Mood/ Tone Characterization Secondary Character Location, surroundings, appearances, and physical scenery Time/historical periods, time of day, year, and seasons Artificial surroundings, entourage, natural surroundings, and weather conditions Social conditions Feelings, emotions, vibe, expressions, diction Less important characters, less present in the story, but still important Interact with the main characters Very well developed, can connect to them as a reader Characters change and develop throughout in the story Characters have depth (Harry Potter) Unique, many different traits, positive traits, outgoing a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change, such as a change in personality or attitude (Ebenezer Scrooge) Not very developed, opposite of a round character Character does not evolve Opposite of a dynamic character, no connection, interference, missing clarity a literary or dramatic character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop. Main character The villainusually opposes the protagonist Human conflict, Protagonist vs. antagonist Ex. Harry Potter vs. Voldemort Human versus the world (going against societal norms) Ex. The Hunger Games Human versus animals, elements Ex. Dorothy vs. Tornado Human versus himself, inner illnesses Ex. The Fight Club The subject (love, war, ) The main focal point, main idea, main messages, dominant What does the topic teach us? Sub-themes that can be develop in the story

Round Characters

Dynamic Characters

Flat Characters Static Characters

Protagonist Antagonist External Conflict 1-Character vs. Character 2-Character vs. Society 3-Character vs. Nature Internal Conflict 4-Character vs. Self

Topic Theme

Motif

Symbolism

Symbolism

Something that means something, comes up often, mention in the story hidden meanings, descriptions, use of symbols in literature to convey ideas or messages Generates excitement, something intense, expectation of what may happen and fear of the unknown The feeling of excitement, curiosity and apprehension that keeps the reader reading and the viewer at the edge of his seat Memories of the past, helps explain what happened Looking back at past events in the story to remember something important and to explain present events Hinting to what will come, indication of a future event, its vague and you feel it coming Makes you keep on reading Opposite what should be Different type of irony; dramatic irony: reader knows more than character Situational irony: Things that should not happen Turn of events at the end of the story like a twistkeeps you hanging A sudden realisation A picture that is drawn in your mind Sudden outcome that changes the series of event The narrators position in relation to the story. First person, third person Narrators perspective First-person narrative is a mode whereby a story is narrated by one character at a time, speaking for and about themselves. First person is when you say "I". Third person limited point of view is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally. Third person omniscient is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story, as opposed to third person limited, which adheres closely to one character's perspective. All of the events of the storylinefrom beginning to end Introductioncharacters and setting Starts the conflict (trigger) All the event of the story that lead to the climactic moment The most exciting moment of the story All the events after the climax Wrap up of events The conclusion (resolved or unresolvedclosed or open ending)

Literary Techniques

Suspense

Flashbacks

Foreshadowing

Irony

Cliff-hanger Epiphany Imagery Plot Twist Point of View Point of View

First-person narrative

Third-person limited

Third-person omnicient

The Plot

The Plot graph The Exposition The Inciting Force Rising Action The Climax The Falling Action The Denouement