Elements of Fiction

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Setting

the place and time period of a story.

Climax

the turning point or peak of the action.

Mood

the feeling created in the reader.

Plot

sequence of events in the story.

Sensory details

paints a picture in the reader's mind.

Suspense

state of tension; a sense of uncertainty.

Figurative language

uses words in a non-literal way;giving meaning beyond the ordinary one.

Round character

complex and multi-dimensional; you know a lot about this person.

Protagonist

the main character in the plot's conflict.

Characterization

the techniques an author uses to create and develop a character.

Point of view

The angle from which story is told.

Exposition

explanation of the situation and the condition of the characters.

Antagonist

someone who offers opposition (bad guy or conflict).

Conflict

opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces.

Foreshadowing

the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

Symbolism

A word or phrase signifying a sign or mark representing something else.

Irony

A comparison of what is expected to happen being opposite of what actually happens.

Theme

Underlying meaning and the author's purpose.

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