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Literary Elements

Chapter 2

Genre type of literature with a certain style.
Nonfiction writing that is true and factual. These include essays, speeches and biographies.
Fiction narrative writing. Includes novels and short stories.
Poetry structure different from prose. Poems can either be narrative, epic, or dramatic.
Drama written to be acted on stage.
Plot sequence of events in a story. Includes the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resoultion.
Parallel Plot includes plotlines which are sepreate from the main plot but merge together in the end.
Subplot contains a series of related actions, often revolving around secondary characters.
Flashback a scene or event that has happened before the beggining of a story.
Foreshadowing giving the clues about how the plot is going to develop.
Theme underlying message of a written work that usually reflects a certain outlook on life.
Universal Theme literature deals with human expierences that are found in all cultures.
Traits distinguishing of characteristics that can be portrayed in action and dialogue.
Setting the background for the action of a story and includes the time and place the story occurs.
Point of View perspective or outlook from which the writer tells a story.
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