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6 steps of plot diagram
exposition
inciting incident
rising action
climax/turning point
falling action
resolution
dramatic irony
the audience (reader) know something the character does not
characterization
the methods an author uses to convey a character's personality
character
any entity acting within a story
irony
a difference between the expected outcome and the actual outcome (situational)
Narration
writing that advances the plot
often uses action verbs
often has a time reference
dynamic
character who undergoes change
direct
the author tells us the character's traits
3rd person omniscient
the narrator relates the thoughts of 2 or more characters
round
developed character - the reader understands motivations
symbol
an object that has both a literal and deeper significance
1st person
the narrator is a character in the story
mood
the atmosphere of the story created by the writer's choice of words and images
external conflict
conflict exists w/character and another
ex. man v. man/society/nature
static
character who remains the same
6 elements of fiction
plot
conflict
setting
character
mood/tone
theme
point of view
the type of narration in the story
3rd person limited
the narrator only relates the thoughts of one character
Exposition
writing that explains and clarifies
provides necessary background information
(past perfect tense)
3rd person
the narrator is outside the story (limited, omniscient)
Description
writing that paints a portrait
full of imagery (sensory details)
functional setting
a setting necessary for the story
short story
short, prose (paragraph form) and fictional
indirect
the author reveals character through:
character's thoughts and actions
what a character says
what other characters say or do
physical descriptions
internal conflict
conflict exists w/in the character
flat
stereotype; character not developed
setting
place, time and situation
verbal irony
sarcasm; saying something but meaning the opposite
conflict
a struggle between 2 opposing forces