Elements of Fiction Quiz Flashcards

Terms Definitions
setting
time/place
Protagonist
main character
conflict
a disagreement
Resolution
The final outcome.
Antagonist
opposing the protagonist
genre
a category of literature
epiphany
a moment of insight
Imagery
Descripition in our minds
Traits
particular CHARACTERISTICS or qualities in someone; hints or traces of something
alliteration
repetition of inital consonant sounds
Exposition
introduces the characters,setting, and opening situations of a story.
narrator
the person telling the story
dynamic
interesting characters that change throughout the story ______ characters are generally major characters
direct characterization
author directly describes character
External Conflict
A conflict between characters
Action
Everything that happens in a story
Plot
Seaquence of events in the story
diction
word choice. considers the vocabulary used, appropriateness of the words, and vividness of the language.
Indirect Characterization
what character's words, actions, thoughts, or other character's feelings about them tell us.
fiction
story about imaganary characters and events
Dialogue
Written conversation between two or more characters.
Climax:
The high points,turning point,or main event of the story.
flat
Type of character that is minor/static/secondary and plays a small role and is one-dimensional
round character
a character who is complex.
denotation
The dictionary definition of a word
Dynamic.
A character who under goes a change.
dynamic character
a character who undergoes change during the story
"CHANGE"
Chronological
An organizational pattern of text in which events are placed in the order they occur in time
symbol
anything/ anyone that stands for, or represents, something/ someone else
climax
the high points, turning point, or main event of the story
tone
the attitude or feelings that come across a piece of literature, revealed by the characters, the word choice, and the general writing style
FLASHBACK
the author interrupts the story to fill in necessary background information about the character, setting, or the problem/conflict.
plot sequence
the logical order of the story
1st person narrator
a character telling the story
rising action
events in which character struggles with conflict, seeks solutions, make choices
irony
a situation or use of language involving some kind of incongruity or discrepancy
style
refers to the distinctive manner in which a writer arranges words to achieve particular effects
Theme
Is the message the writer presents through the characters and the plot.
third-person limited
narrator knows thoughts and feelings of only one character
metaphor
a figure of speech which makes a comparison NOT using "like" or "as"
denouement
the event that brings the conflict to an end
internal conflict
character has a problem in their mind
created symbol
meanig produced within the realm of the story; may extend outwards.
Falling action
shows what happens to the characters after the climax
3rd person (omniscient)
thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of characters are reported as the narrator understands them
complex-inductive
writing style in which you move from specific ideas into a gerneralization
foil
A character who serves as a contrast or challenge to the main character
STATIC CHARACTER
a character that stays the same throughout the story; the character does not change or learn a lesson (Flat character)
complications
situations that try to hinder the main character from solving the problem
flat character
this character seems to possess only one or two personality traits - little or no background is revealed
Mood/tone
is the feeling that the literary work gives to readers.
omniscient
The narrator is completely out of the story and everything about the characters is known that needs to be known
point of view
1st person: a narrator telling the story - it can be a major character or a minor character
first person narration
When the narrator is the main character.
3rd person narrator
a limited omniscient voice outside of the story
character
one of the people (or animals) in a story
objective (dramatic)
the author tells the story using the third person, but is limited to reporting what the characters say or do; the author does not interpret their behavior or tells us their private thoughts or feelings
Foreshadowing
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a story
Plot - 2nd stage
2-Rising Action - conflict becomes more intenseand builds as the main characters struggle internally and externally
unhappy ending
an ending that turns out unhappily for a sympathetic protagonist
First Person Narrative.
Narration in which the point of view is that of main character.
the exteral conflict is
a conflict between you and someone else
Examples of conflict
Man against Man, Man against Self, Man against Nature
Omniscient Point of View
Is a viewpoint which allows the narrator to relate the thoughts and feelings of all characters
3rd person omniscient
told by a narrater out side the story
inciting action
the event that starts the story and / or catches the readers attention
Third person point of view
the narrator is outside the story(key words: "He," "She," "They")
what are the 7 elements of plot?
exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement, resolution
first-person point of view
this means that one of the characters is telling the story
First person Point of View
A character in the story is telling the story. "I" is used throughout the story. ("To Kill a Mockingbird")
3RD PERSON LIMITED POINT OF VIEW
told by a NARRATOR who is not a part of the story; this narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of the MAIN Character (Author uses SHE, HE and THEY)
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