Eng Vocab - Commercial fiction Fiction written to meet the taste of a wide popular audience and relying usually on tested formulas for satisfying

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Commercial fiction : Fiction written to meet the taste of a wide popular audience and relying usually on tested formulas for satisfying such taste Literary fiction : Fiction written with serious artistic intentions, providing an imagined experience yielding authentic insights into some significant aspect of life Plot : The sequence of incidents or events of which a story or play is composed Structure : The sequential arrangement of plot elements in fiction or drama Suspense : That quality in a story or play that makes the reader eager to discover what happens next and how it will end Mystery : An unusual set of circumstances for which the reader craves an explanation Dilemma : A situation in which a character must choose between two courses of action, both undesirable Surprise : An unexpected turn in the development of a plot Surprise Ending : A completely unexpected revelation or turn of plot at the conclusion of a story Happy Ending : An ending in which events turn out well for the sympathetic protagonist Unhappy Ending : An ending that turns out unhappily for the sympathetic protagonist Indeterminate Ending : An ending in which the central problem or conflict is left unresolved Artistic Unity : That condition of a successful literary work whereby all its elements work
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course RHET 1302 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Butler Community College.

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Eng Vocab - Commercial fiction Fiction written to meet the taste of a wide popular audience and relying usually on tested formulas for satisfying

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