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Features of the novel

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Features of the novel

  1. 1. Features of the NOVEL Tools of Fiction Raffaele Nardella "Robinson Cruose 1719 1st edition". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robinson_Cruose_1719_1st_edition.jpg#mediaviewer/Fil e:Robinson_Cruose_1719_1st_edition.jpg
  2. 2. Fiction Latin word = fingere (to imagine) Literary genres: Novel Short Story different lenght Raffaele Nardella
  3. 3. Features 1. Story and Plot 2. Setting 3. Character 4. Narrator 5. Point of View 6. Language and Style 7. Theme Raffaele Nardella
  4. 4. 1. Story and Plot  Story = description of a series of events involving characters and settings  Plot = way in which events of a story are organized in a narrative One or more plots in a story Chronological or Mixed Order (Flashback) Raffaele Nardella
  5. 5. 2. Setting  Time = When?  chronological (story)  fictional (plot)  Place = Where? Outdoor scenery  Interiors  Social = Who?  Behaviour, Clothes of Characters Raffaele Nardella
  6. 6. 3. Character  Presentation  Direct (description)  Indirect(actions, behaviour)  Type  Stereotyped = fixed model  Realistic = like real people  Flat = psycologically static  Round = psycologically dymamic Raffaele Nardella
  7. 7. 4. Narrator  First person = authenticity, involvement  internal  external  Third Person = external observer Obtrusive= comments Unobtrusive = no comments Omniscent = knows everything Non-Omniscent = from the outside Raffaele Nardella
  8. 8. 5. Point of View Fixed = single perspective Shifting = multiple perspectives Wide = omniscent narrator Narrow = non-omniscent narrator Raffaele Nardella
  9. 9. 6. Language and Style  Style = way to tell the story  Dialogues  Descriptions  Narration  Interior Monologue  Association of Ideas  Language  Syntax = simple or complex  Sentences = short or long  Vocabulary = realistic or symbolical Raffaele Nardella
  10. 10. 7. Theme Main TOPIC of the story through: Characters Events Raffaele Nardella

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