Element of Fiction
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A person or force that works against the main character.
One of the people (or animals) in the story
A character that does not change personality over the course of the story.
A character that DOES change personality over the course of the story.
The ways in which a writer develops a character, making him or her seem believable.
A problem or struggle between two opposing forces in a story.
A struggle that takes place within the mind of the character (emotional).
Struggle(s) that takes place between two characters, or a character and force of nature, technology, the supernatural or society.
The conversations that characters have with one another.
A technique in which a writer interrupts a story to go back and explain an earlier event.
Hints or clues that a writer used to suggest what will happen later in a story.
A technique that uses a word or phrase to mean the opposite of its normal meaning.
The feelings a piece of literature creates in a reader.
The lesson a story teaches.
The person or character who actually tells the story, filling in the background information and bridging the gaps between dialogue.
The main ingredient in any story - all of the action; the events that move a story along from start to finish.
The event that introduces the conflict.
The beginning part of a story in which the characters, setting, and conflict are usually introduced.
The main character tries to solve his or her problem.
The most exciting or important part of a story - the turning point.
The main character learns to deal with life "after the climax".
Bringing a story to a natural, surprising, or thought-provoking conclusion.
Point of View
The angle from which a story is told. The angle depends upon the narrator, or person telling the story.
This means that one of the character is telling the story.
Third Person Omniscient
Allows the narrator to share thoughts and feelings of all the characters.
Third Person Limited
Allows the narrator to share the thoughts and feelings of only one character.
The main character in the story, often a good or heroic type.
The place and time frame in which a story takes place.
A concrete or real object used to represent an idea.
The central or main idea in a piece of writing.
The writer's attitude toward his or her subject. A writer's tone can be serious, sarcastic, objective, and so on.