Presentation on theme: "Elements of Fiction Theme Plot Setting Characterization Narration."— Presentation transcript:
1 Elements of FictionThemePlotSettingCharacterizationNarration
2 PlotSimply put, plot is what happens in the story. Some call it the storyline. Has 5 parts.
3 The series of events and actions that takes place in a story. PLOTThe series of events and actions that takes place in a story.ClimaxFalling ActionRising ActionExpositionsResolution
4 Plot LineClimax: The turning point. The most intense moment (either mentally or in action.Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax.Falling Action: all of the action which follows the Climax.Resolution: The conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads.Exposition: The start of the story. The way things are before the action starts.
5 ThemeIt’s the moral or main idea of the story. Themes do not provide any plot developments, are not expressed in a single word, is not the moral or the conflict, and apply to many types of stories in almost any genre.Can Be expressed in a single sentenceIt’s the central idea. It usually contains some insight into the human condition.
6 SymbolismA symbol represents an idea, quality, or concept larger than itself.Water may represent a new beginning.A Journey can symbolize life.Black can represent evil or death.A lion could be a symbol of courage.
7 NarrationFirst Person Point of View: The narrator tells the story and is a character in the story. (Pronouns: I, me, us, we, our, etc.)Third Person Omniscient: The narrator is not a character in the story but can tell you the thoughts and actions of ALL characters at all times. (Pronouns: he, she, him, her, they, them, etc.)Third Person Limited: The narrator is not a character in the story but can tell you the thoughts and actions of a FEW key characters at all times. (Pronouns: he, she, him, her, they, them, etc.)
8 SettingThe setting provides us with the when and where the story took place. In addition, the context or historical background in which the story is set provides us with additional plot information.The Geographical LocationThe Time PeriodThe socioeconomic status of the locationThe Specific location like room
9 CharacterizationThe main character in a story is called the protagonist. She or he is always involved in the main conflict and its resolution.The person opposing the protagonist is called the antagonist.When doing an Elements of Fiction hand, use the methods of characterization (flat, round, dynamic, or static) to describe the protagonists and antagonists in the story.