The Elements of Fiction. Setting. The setting is the place where the story take place. Setting includes the following: Geographical location (i.e. Wyoming, London, Cairo, Vancouver) The time period (i.e. 1865, during WWII, today)
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The setting is the place where the story take place. Setting includes the following:
The people (or animals, things, etc. presented as people) appearing in a literary work.
The main character in a literary work (i.e. Cinderella or Snow White in the fairy tales named for their characters)
The character who opposed the protagonist (i.e. the wicked stepmother in Cinderella)
The author develops the personality of a character by direct statements.
The author reveals a character’s personality through
-the character’s thoughts, words, and actions
-the comments of other characters
-the character’s physical appearance
Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of the story. It shows arrangement of events and actions within a story.
Climax: 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 climas
Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all the threads.
Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action
Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.
Human vs. Human
Human vs. Nature
Human vs. Society
Human vs. Self
The perspective from which the story is told.
-Who is telling the story? (i.e. is it a player on the home team or someone watching the game?)
-How do we know what is happening? (i.e. does a character tell us?)
Omniscient Point of View: the author is telling the story
Limited Omniscient Point of View: third person told from the view point of a character in the story.
First Person Point of View: told from the viewpoint of one of the characters using the first person pronoun “I”.
A symbol represents an idea, quality, or concept larger than itself
A journey can symbolize life
A lion can be a symbol of courage
A red rose can represent love.