ELEMENTS OF FICTION - ELEMENTS OF FICTION SETTING The time and location in which a story takes place is called the setting For some stories the setting

ELEMENTS OF FICTION - ELEMENTS OF FICTION SETTING The time...

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ELEMENTS OF FICTION SETTING -- The time and location in which a story takes place is called the setting. For some stories the setting is very important, while for others it is not. There are several aspects of a story's setting to consider when examining how setting contributes to a story (some, or all, may be present in a story): a) place - geographical location. Where is the action of the story taking place? b) time - When is the story taking place? (historical period, time of day, year, etc) c) weather conditions - Is it rainy, sunny, stormy, etc? d) social conditions - What is the daily life of the characters like? Does the story contain local colour (writing that focuses on the speech, dress, mannerisms, customs, etc. of a particular place)? e) mood or atmosphere - What feeling is created at the beginning of the story? Is it bright and cheerful or dark and frightening?PLOT--
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b) Rising Action - This is where the events in the story become complicated and the conflict in the story is revealed (events between the introduction and climax).c) Climax - This is the highest point of interest and the turning point of the story. The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not?d) Falling action - The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict
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