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English 10 Elements of Fiction
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When the author gives explicit description of a character.
Author subtly reveals the character through actions and interactions.
The act of creating and developing a character.
A recurring object, concept, or structure in a work of literature.
Anything that stands for or represents something else.
The message or lesson an author is trying to convey about a certain topic.
When what is said is the opposite of what is meant.
A character or reader expects one thing to happen, but something else happens instead.
The audience or reader knows somethign that the characters do not know.
Conflict: Character v. Self
An individual struggles with personal thoughts, emotions, etc.
Conflict: Character v. Character
An individual struggles with an opponent or antagonist.
Conflict: Character v. Society
An individual strugges against the social norms or an oppressive government.
Conflict: Character v. Nature
An individual struggles against the wild elements of the natural world.
Conflict: Character v. Supernatural
An individual struggles against inhuman opponents, fantastical creatures, etc.
Conflict: Character v. Fate (God)
Individual struggles against his/her destiny or a deity.
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
How the reader feels about the text while reading.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
provides important background information and introduces the characters
The event or decision that begins a story's problem or conflict.
Events leading up to the climax
Point of greatest tension in a story (a turning point in the action).
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
Main Character of a story
A character or force in the story that opposes the main character.
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