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FICTION Narrative writing that comes from a writer’s imagination May be based on actual events and real people
FICTION 2 MAJOR TYPES : –Short stories: brief works that can usually be read in one sitting –Novels: longer and more complex narratives
ELEMENTS OF FICTION
There are 5 elements to consider : Plot Character Setting Theme Point of view
PLOT Refers to the chain of related events that take place in a story In most plots, events are set in motion by conflicts—struggles between or within characters.
Most plots include these stages: Exposition: provides background information Rising action: part where the conflict intensifies
Climax: turning point of the action when reader is most interested Falling action: where conflict is resolved
CHARACTER The individual, real or imaginary, who takes part in the action of the story
CHARACTERS There are 4 types of characters : Main Minor Dynamic Static
The development of characters is called characterization
SETTING The time and place in which the events occur. Can be real or imaginary. Plays an important part in stories.
THEME A central idea or message Not the work’s subject but is a perception about life that the writer wants to communicate
POINT OF VIEW The relationship between the narrator and the events he or she describes. 2 main points of view : First person Third person
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