English 10 Fiction Terms

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Atmosphere
the prevailing feeling that is created in a piece of writing
Narration
the act or process of telling the particulars of a story
Narrator
the voice of the person telling the story
Drama
a single play, a group of plays, or to all plays
Comedy
a work intended to interest, involve, and amuse the reader or audience
Ttragedy
a story that presents courageous individuals who confront powerful forces within or outside themselves with a dignity that reveals the breadth and depth of the human spirit in the face of failure
Point of View (POV)
who tells the story and how it is told
First Person POV
when the "I" in the story presents the point of view only one character
Omniscient POV
all-knowing perspective where the narrator who is not a character in the story can slip into and out of character's thoughts and feelings
Limited Omniscient POV
when an author restricts a narrator to the single perspective of either a major or minor character
Objective POV
keeps a camera's view, showing the action but not the thoughts