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Elements of Fiction
for TOBI test
The basic predicament or challenge that propels a story's plot
plot events that plunge the protagonist further into conflict
the part of a plot in which the drama intensifies,
rising to climax
plots most dramatic and revealing moment/turning point
part after climax when drama subsides and conflict is resolved
series of events that give a story its meaning and effect
story's main character and central agent in generating a story's plot
character or force in conflict with protagonist
complex, fully developed character often prone to change
a 1-dimensional character
process by which an author presents and develops a character
representation of a human being or another creature
time and place
significant cultural issues affecting story's setting
underlying mood or atmosphere produced by a story
point of view
source and scope of narrative voice
voice of narrator
Point of view character
character focused most closely by narrator,
or in 1st person view, the narrator himself
language conventions used to construct the story
like: diction, sentence structure, phrasing, dialogue, etc.
author's choice or words
communicative effect created by author's style
attitude that story creates toward subject matter
meaning or concept after reading a piece of fiction
answers the question "What did you learn from this?"
sensory impression used to create meaning in story
imagery of sight
imagery of sound
imagery of smell
imagery of touch
imagery of taste
an object that carries meanings essential to the story
can be universal
work of fiction in which symbols, characters, and events come to represent a different situation.