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  • 1. Elements of Fiction Vocabulary

    1. character- a person who takes part in the action
    2. protagonist- the good guy- usually the main
    character
    3. antagonist- the bad guy
    4. dialogue- what is being said among the characters
    5. character traits- words that are used to describe the character’s personality
    6. conflict- struggle or problem
    7. external conflict-character struggles against an
    outside force
    character vs. character
    character vs. nature
    character vs. society
    8. internal conflict- struggle that takes place within the character’s mind, usually a decision
    a. character vs. character
    9. plot - chain of events in a story built around conflict
    10. setting- when and where a story takes place
    11. exposition - background information at the start of the story
    12. rising action - where suspense builds
    13. climax! - turning point- most exciting part!
    14. falling action - little events after the climax
    15. resolution- conflict ends, problem is solved
    16. theme- lesson learned
    16.main idea - what the story is mainly about, or a brief summary of the story
    17. point-of-view- how the story is told, who is telling it?
    18.1st person - author uses “I, me, we”
    19.3rd person- author uses “he, she, they”
    20. tone- the writer’s attitude/mood towards his subject
    Ex. humorous (funny), melancholy (sad), suspenseful
    (mystery), serious, fast-paced, etc.