Elements Of Fiction Vocab

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Elements Of Fiction Vocab

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

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