narrative writing drawn from the imagination rather than history or fact
writing drawn from history and fact rather than the imagination
broad term used to designate any extended fictional narrative almost always in prose
Novel of incident
a novel in which the main focus is on the course and outcome of events in the plot
Novel of character
the main focus is on the protagonists thoughts, feeling, and motives
novel that depicts the intellectual and emotional development of the protagonist from childhood into adulthood
broad term used to designate any short fictional narrative almost always in prose
the background (time and place) in which the action is presented
the narrative of events. (Answers the question: What happens?)
the struggle between opposing forces. (Can be either internal or external)
the turning point in the plot
the final unraveling of the plot
the creation and portrayal of imaginary persons
the main character
the character/force directly opposed to the protagonist
character that grows or develops during the course of the story
a character that does not change during the course of the story
a character who serves as a contrast to another character
the personality of a work distinctive to an author
the account of events (a story)
attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work
the central thought or idea. It is the abstract concept that is made concrete through representation in person, action, and image
overall commentary on the theme of a work
important clues that prepare the reader for events to come
an analogy identifying one object with another
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