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elements of fiction

TermDefinition
exposition beginning; may include characters and setting
rising action (longest section) the events that happen as the main character tries to solve the conflict
climax emotional highpoint of the story
falling action the events in between the climax and resolution where the loose ends get tied up
resolution the outcome of the story
conflict External: struggle against an outside force Internal: struggle within a character
protagonist main character/ hero
antagonist opponent that works against main character
dynamic character changes in a dramatic way
round character presented in a complex way: reader learns a lot about the character
static character remains the same throughout the story
flat character represented with a single character trait
omniscient third person narrator that is all-knowing, all-seeing speaker who understands the thoughts and feelings of all the characters
limited omniscient third person narrator that is knowledgable about a few or just one of the character's thoughts or feelings.
imagery words or phrases that appeal to the readers' senses; sensory details
mood the feeling or atmosphere that the author creates through a story
symbolism an object, person, place, or event that represents something else entirely
theme the message about life that the author wants to convey
tone the author's attitude or feeling about characters, situations, or topics
irony a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens
verbal irony exists when a person says something, but means another
situational irony exists when the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what one would expect
dramatic irony exists when the reader knows something that a character does not know
flashback when earlier events are inserted into the story
foreshadow when authors give clues or hints at events that will happen in the future
Created by: Giana.gabriel
 

 



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