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7th Elements of Fiction

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setting
The place and the time frame in which a story takes place.
plot
Chain of events in a story that move the story along
characters
the person, animals, or imaginary creatures who take part in the action of a work of literature
theme
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
point of view
The perspective from which a story is told
conflict
A struggle that the main character faces in the story
protagonist
Main character in a story
antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character that causes the conflict
1st person POV
The point of view in which the narrator is a character in the story.
3rd person POV
The point of view in which the narrator tells us the story as though he were watching it
External conflict
main character struggles with another character or a force of nature
internal conflict
main character struggles with himself - make decision, feelings, society
struggle
word used to describe conflict
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