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  1. Terminology Review! Short Fiction Paragraph Writing

  2. Short fiction terminology • • Allusion • • Atmosphere / mood • • Character: • Dynamic / static • Flat / round • Foil (nemesis) • Stock / stereotype • Antagonist • Protagonist • Anti-hero • • Characterization: • Direct presentation • Indirect presentation (char’s actions, thoughts, speech, other char’s opinions re.) • • Conflict • Character vs. character; vs. self; vs. society; vs. environment • • Epiphany • • Flashback • • Foreshadowing • • Irony: • Situational • Dramatic • Verbal • • Plot: • Introduction • Trigger or Initiating Incident • Rising action • Climax • Conclusion/Denouement / falling action (sometimes omitted in a short story) • • Point of view: • 1st person • limited omniscient • omniscient • objective • (2nd person) • • Setting • • Symbol / symbolism • • Theme

  3. Paragraph writing (theme) • Paragraph Construction • Remember that a paragraph has three essential parts: • Topic/Intro Sentence: This sentence should be the overall main idea, focus and/or claim of the paragraph you are about to write. It prepares the reader for what they are about to read. On the exam, there will be two choices: pick one to write about! • Body/Development Sentences: These sentences should explore, develop and/or explain what has been introduced through the topic sentence. This is where you will develop your premises and proofs with quotations from the short story. • Concluding Sentence: In general a concluding sentence restates the topic/intro using different words, possibly referencing specific points in the body.