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Chap. 5:Elements and Conventions of Fiction

Symbol Any object that contains a meaning beyond its literal meaning.
Theme refers to a main idea that unifies the components of a literary work.
Dynamic character : Characters who are able to change
Third-Person Point of View : An account narrated from an outside perspective.
Third-Person Objective Point of View: A distanced perspective in which the narrator focuses just on the external events and not convey information related to the inner thoughts, desires, and motives of characters. Audience gets little sense of characters inner thoughts.
Third-Person Limited Point of View : A narrative perspective in which the narrator reveals the inner thoughts of one or two, but not all, of the characters.
Point of View : The perspective from which the literary work is told. The lens of the narrator.
First-Person Point of View : If author uses terms like "we, us, ours"
Second-Person Point of View : An account from the addressee's point of view. (you, your) Most commonly used in poetry.
Regionalism : Refers to the setting of stories in a particular region.
Locale : where a story takes place. Geographical and scenic qualities of a setting.
Setting : time, place, environment.
Characterization : Technique and strategies used to convey character of varying types.
Round Character : A character that is developed and complex and has the capacity to change throughout the story.
Flat Character : A character that does not come across as fully developed. Distinguished by one main trait and does not have the capacity to change throughout the story.
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