Elements Of Fiction Part Two

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Elements Of Fiction Part Two

  1. 1. Elements of Fiction<br />Part Two<br />
  2. 2. Point of View<br />Who is telling the story?<br />Narrator vs. author<br />Objective <br />Detached observer<br />Does not participate in action<br />Third-person<br />Similar to objective, but does in fact allow access to character consciousness<br />First person<br />Narrator participates directly in action of story<br />
  3. 3. Point of View (cont’d)<br />Omniscient<br />Narrator is all-knowing<br />Controls how information is revealed to reader<br />Limited omniscient<br />All-knowing but only about a few characters<br />
  4. 4. Point of ViewPoints to Remember<br />How does the point of view affect our relationship with the characters?<br />How does point of view influence our response?<br />Narrator’s reliability<br />
  5. 5. Language & Style<br />Style<br />Verbal identity of the author<br />Created through a varied use of language<br />Language techniques<br />Diction (word choices)<br />Syntax (order of words)<br />Figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, etc.)<br />
  6. 6. Theme<br />Idea or point of the story<br />Related to all elements of fiction<br />Theme is constructed through plot, setting, character, language, etc.<br />Is their only one possible theme?<br />
  7. 7. Irony<br />Appears in fiction in:<br />Language<br />Incidents/events<br />Point of view<br />Contrast between what is meant and what happens/what is expected to happen<br />
  8. 8. Types of irony<br />Verbal irony<br />Often appears as sarcasm<br />Saying one thing, but meaning another<br />Irony of circumstance<br />Discrepancies between what seems to be and what is<br />Discrepancies between what is expected and what actually happens<br />Dramatic Irony<br />Discrepancies between what characters know and what readers know<br />
  9. 9. Symbol<br />Objects, actions, events that convey meaning<br />Usually meaning beyond literal significance<br />Can appear in figurative language<br />
  10. 10. Identifying symbolism<br />What is the importance of the object? Frequency of appearance? When does it appear?<br />Does the story seem to hint that there is more than just a literal aspect?<br />Does the symbolic interpretation make sense?<br />What objections might be raised about that symbolic interpretation?<br />

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