Elements of fiction

Elements of fiction

ELEMENTS OF FICTION 7TH GRADE ELA SETTING THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE ACTION IN A STORY The time can be past, present, or future; day or nigh and any season.

The place is anywhere the action of the story occurs; may be real or imaginary. CONFLICT A STRUGGLE BETWEEN TWO OPPOSING FORCES INTERNAL CONFLICT A STRUGGLE WITHIN THE MAIN CHARACTER

(CHARACTER vs. SELF) EXTERNAL CONFLICT A STRUGGLE AGAINST SOME OUTSIDE PERSON OR FORCE EXTERNAL CONFLICT CHARACTER vs. CHARACTER

Who can give me an example? CHARACTER vs. NATURE Who can give me an example? CHARACTER vs. SOCIETY Who can give me an example? CHARACTER vs. FATE

Who can give me an example? CHARACTER MAIN CHARACTER / PROTAGONIST - THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTER(S) IN A STORY WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE CONFLICT. ANTAGONIST THE CHARACTER OR FORCE WORKING AGAINST THE MAIN CHARACTER / PROTAGONIST

CHARACTER MINOR CHARACTER - A LESS IMPORTANT CHARACTER IN A STORY CHARACTERIZATI ON THE TECHNIQUES A WRITER USES TO CREATE AND

DEVELOP A CHARACTER. 4 METHODS OF CHARACTERIZATION: WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT THE CHARACTER DOES/SAYS THE CHARACTER THINKS/FEELS

THE CHARACTER LOOKS LIKE OTHER CHARACTERS SAY/THINK ABOUT HIM/H PLOT EXPOSITION (INTRODUCTION) THE BEGINNING OF THE PLOT THAT INTRODUCES THE SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND CONFLICT IN THE STORY

PLOT RISING ACTION (COMPLICATIONS) - THE CONFLICT GETS MORE COMPLICATED; LEADS UP TO THE CLIMAX PLOT CLIMAX - THE POINT OF HIGHEST

INTEREST OR SUSPENSE IN THE PLOT; THE TURNING POINT IN THE PLOT PLOT FALLING ACTION THE EVENTS THAT OCCUR AFTER THE CLIMAX WHICH SHOW THE EFFECTS OF THE CLIMAX

PLOT RESOLUTION (DENOUEMENT) -THE LOOSE ENDS OF THE CONFLICT ARE TIED UP AND THE PLOT COMES TO A CLOSE THEME THE MORAL, MESSAGE, OR LESSON (INSIGHT) ABOUT LIFE OR HUMAN NATURE THAT THE WRITER PRESENTS TO THE READER

A theme can apply to ALL people. It is a UNIVERSAL MESSAGE THEME TIPS MOST THEMES ARE NOT STATED DIRECTLY; THINK ABOUT THE ACTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES THE AUTHOR PUTS TOGETHER.

LOOK FOR STATEMENTS THAT GO BEYOND THE ACTION OF THE STORY TO SAY SOMETHING IMPORTANT ABOUT LIFE OR PEOPLE. REVIEW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAIN CHARACTER. DID HE OR SHE CHANGE? WHAT LESSONS DID THEY LEARN?

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