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elements of the novel

For English 10: a look at the literary terms that make up fiction writing.

on 5 March 2018

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Transcript of elements of the novel

Elements of Fiction
Point of View
1. Exposition
2. Rising Action
3. Climax
4. Falling Action
5. Resolution
provides needed background info
intensifies conflict
turning point of the action;
high reader interest
action after climax
conflict resolved
or new conflict
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The chain of related events that take place in a story
Events set in motion by a CONFLICT or struggle between or within characters
when a character is pitted against an outside force
when the struggle takes place within the character
the struggle between opposing forces
the basis of plot
characters, real or imaginary, who take part in the action of a story
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Undergoes a change
Stays the same
The technique writers use to develop characters
1. Physical Description
2. Character's own speech, thoughts, feelings or actions
3. Speech, thoughts, actions of another character
4. Narrator's own direct comments
First Person
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the time and place of a story's action
may include historical/cultural contexts
may or may not play an important role
time of day
period of history
the future
central idea or message in a work of literature
not the work's subject or topic
a perception about life or human nature
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Third-Person Omniscient
Third-Person Limited
the vantage point from which the story is told
think: narrator
determines tone, etc.
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narrator is outside the action, describes the events and characters
omniscient = "all knowing"
uses pronouns "he" "she" "they"
events are related through the eyes of ONLY one character...via the narrator
reader identifies with one character
author can still withhold info
narrator is a character in the story, narrating the action as he or she perceives it
may or may not be main C
speaks directly to reader
uses pronouns "I" "me" "my"
Emergence of Novel 18 th Century
The innovation of Printing Technology
The Creation of the Middle Class
Rise of Literacy
&Lending libraries

A lengthy fictional narrative, written in prose, presenting a realistic picture of believable characters and events
2.Characters and events
were made to be believable, as if to mirror the people and events in the every day world of the time, lending the novels credibility.

Qualities of Novel
became a common theme within the novels, writers were more inclined to show the life of the present day versus life as it was in the past.
Stories reflected more of their
individualism and subjectivity
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