ENGL 2307 1-14

ENGL 2307 1-14 - The Elements of Fiction Adapted from The...

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The Elements of Fiction Adapted from The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction by Ann Charters English 2307: Introduction to Fiction Rhonda Lott January 14, 2011
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plot sequence of events in a story and their relation to one another as they develop and often resolve a conflict end orientation – the outcome of the action or the conclusion of the plot--inherent in its opening paragraphs exposition – background or setting of the conflict rising action – dramatizes the specific events that set the conflict in motion climax – the emotional high point of the narration falling action – when the events begin to wind down conclusion or dénouement – the end of the story, which resolves the conflict
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character the people involved in what happens in a story protagonist – central character in the story flat character – uncomplicated one with little detail or background round character – complex one with lots of detail and background dynamic character – one that changes as the story progresses static character – one that does not change as the story progresses
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