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Fiction vocabulary

Fiction terms

QuestionAnswer
A brief work of fiction Short Story
Sequences of events in literary work Plot
A writing or speech that explains a process or presents information - introduces the characters, setting and basic situation Exposition
Attention "grabber" - introduces the conflict in a work of fiction Narrative Hook/ Inciting Incident
All the events leading up to the climax Rising action
The highest point of intrest or suspense( point of no return) Climax
Follows the climax- release of tension Falling Action
" Tying up of loose ends"- a general insight or change is conveyed Denouement/ Resolution
Struggle between opposing forces Conflict
Inside oneself -man vs. himself ( guilt, anger, pride) Internal Conflict
Outside oneself- man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs.machine, man vs. animal, man vs. fate/ supernatural, man vs. society External Conflict
A person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work Characters
Shows only one trait ( 2-D) Flat Character
Shows many( and sometimes conflicting) traits (3-D) Round Character
Doesn't change during the course of work Static Character
Develops and grows during the course of work Dynamic Character
The main character/hero/heroine- the one with whom we empathize Protagonist
The character who is against/opposes the main character Antagonist
Directly states a character's trait ( straight from the author) Direct Characterizatio
Provides clues about a character by describing looks, actions and words, as well as how other characters respond/act Indirect Characterization
Perspective of the person telling the story Point of View
"I" 1st person
only- 1 character 3rd person ( limited)
All knowing, any characters views/ thoughts 3rd person( omniscient)
A reference to a well-known person,place,events,literary work or art Allusion
Conversation between character Dialogue
Potrays differences between appearance and reakity ( or expectation and result) Irony
When words are used to suggest the opposite of what is actually meant. Verbal Irony
When events occur that directly contradict the expectation Situational Irony
The feeling created in a work Mood/Atmosphere
Person telling the story Narrator
Where and when the story takes place Setting
A feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of an event in a work Suspense
The underlying point or central message in a literary work Theme
A writer's attitude- serious, humorous, etc. Tone
Anything that stands for something else Symbol
Not meant to be interpreted literally Figurative Language
meaning is going to change Dynamic
Meaning is going to stay the same Static
Has only one characteristics Flat
Has more than one characteristics Round
Created by: zizi hammond