Short Fiction Chaps 2-3 Terms

12 terms by gyankees2

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Plot

the sequence of incidents or events in which an author constructs a story

Dilemma

a position in which the protagonist must choose between two courses of action, both undesirable

Characterization

the artistic representation of human character or motives

Direct presentation

author straight out telling the reader what the character is like, or they have another character in the story describe them

Indirect presentation

author shows the reader the character through their actions, thus we determine how they are by what they say or do

Dramatized

giving emotional affect to the character

Flat characters

characters that usually have only one or two predominant traits

Round characters

characters that are complex and many sided

Stock character

a stereotyped character who has occurred so often in fiction that we can easily identify them

Static character

a character who remains essentially the same person from the beginning of the story to the end

Developing (Dynamic) character

a character that undergoes some distinct change of character, personality, or outlook

Epiphany

a moment of spiritual insight into life of into the character's own circumstances

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set