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EOC Fiction Review

Main ideas of Fiction

Annette Wagoner

on 12 April 2013

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Transcript of EOC Fiction Review

Fiction EOC Review A Sequence of Events in a story Plot Protagonist: The "Good Guy" of the story Main Characters The tension or struggle between or among characters. Conflict Foreshadowing How the author makes a character more life like. Characterization Setting Exposition: Establishes the Setting and introduces the characters Rising Action: A complication or problem develops. Climax: The turning point of the story where the action comes to its height. Falling Action: The conflict is resolved and the story begins its ending. Resolution: The story ends. Antagonist: The "Bad Guy" of the story Without conflict there would be no plot. There are five main types: Person vs. Person Person vs. Nature Person vs. Object Person vs. Self Person vs. Fate Hints given by the author which help the reader predict what is going to happen next. Flashback A scene or scenes inserted to show events that happened before the action of the main plot. Epiphany The turning point, a moment of insight or awareness that changes a character’s outlook significantly. You learn about it by what a character thinks, says, and does. The author also describes the physical description of looks, gestures, or habits. Dynamic Character Static Character Round character Flat Character Is one who undergoes an important change or learns a significant lesson as the result of experiences. Does not change through the experiences. A well developed character that has a complex mixture of strengths and weaknesses Only has one or two significant traits Mood Theme Point of View Irony Is the time and place of the action The emotion, feeling, atmosphere, or tone that a fictional work presents. How the reader feels as he/she reads. Is the central idea or truths that a plot illustrates. Usually a novel will have one main theme and several lesser themes. Themes can be explicit or implicit Who is telling the story. First Person Third Person Omniscient Third Person Limited A situation with a twist in meaning. Verbal Situational Dramatic Types of Irony:
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