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Elements of Fiction - 5th Grade

STUDY
PLAY
CHARACTER
one who acts within the story; usually people or animals
SETTING
the time and place in which a story takes place
PLOT
the action that makes up a story
THEME
the message or lesson about life or human nature within the story
GENRE
a style of writing, such as mystery, poety, drama, historical fiction, etc.
MOOD
the feeling a piece of literature creates for the reader
CLIMAX
the high point or most exciting part of the story; the turning point of the plot
POINT OF VIEW
the angle from which a story is told:
1st person - "i" 2nd person - "he" "they"
RESOLUTION
the part of the story in which the problem (conflict) is resolved.