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Elements of Prose

Describes the six elements of prose
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reinille mendoza

on 17 January 2014

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Transcript of Elements of Prose

Elements of Prose
1. Character
creation and representation of fictional persons and entities
2. Setting
atmosphere, historical period, physical setting, or mood of text
3. Point of View
perspective of the controlling narrative voice
Protagonist
Antagonist
Anti Hero
main character the audience is expected to sympathize with
the main villain
a central sympathetic character with significant personal flaws
Dynamic
Static
Round
Flat
change, grow, active
not growing or changing; an inactive personality
well-developed
not well-developed
Symbolic
caricature that is representative of certain kinds of people
Place
Time
physical or psychical locations of events, things, characters and historical times
physical or psychical progression of events
Atmosphere
physical and external descriptions that help us better understand the setting
Mood
emotional and internal descriptions that help us better understand the setting
Historical
Ahistorical
Forward
Backward
grounded in a real historical time period
NOT grounded in any real historical period; imaginary or fantasy
starting at the beginning and working toward the end
starting at the end and working toward the beginning
In Media Res
Circular
Flashbacks
Projections
beginning more or less in the middle of events
a reflection that begins anywhere, goes to the end, works its way to the beginning and eventually gets back where it started
looking back into time
looking forward into time
Chronological
Fragmented
linear telling of events
going back and forth in time with combination of chronologies
First Person
Second Person
Third Person
narrative voice that speaks with "I/we/us" pronouns
narrative voice that speaks with "you" pronoun
narrative voice that speaks with "he/she/it/they" pronouns
Objective
Subjective
Reliable
Unreliable
narrator who tries to tell the story from an "impersonal" point of view
narrator who admits that "personal" factors have affected interpretation
narrator who can be trusted to tell the truth and be objective
narrator who cannot be trusted to tell the truth or be objective
Omniscient
Limited Omniscient
narrator who presumes to know the ultimate truth of the story
narrator who doesn't know everything
4. Imagery
specific details used to describe characters, situations, things, ideas or events
Seeing (Visual)
images that draw mental pictures
Hearing (Auditory)
images that make you hear sounds in your mind
Smelling (Olfactory)
images that bring memories of odors and aromas in mind
Tasting (Gustatory)
images that make you recall or imagine something might taste like
Touching (Tactile)
images that help you imagine how something might feel on your skin
Extrasensory
images that take you to an imaginary world of sensations
5. Plot
series of events or happenings that organize a text
Conflict
External
Internal
plot features that demonstrate human rivalries and difficulties
active conflict; physical, overtly expressed
passive conflict; mental, covertly expressed
Plausible
Implausible
Simple
Complicated
believable plot
unbelievable plot
arranged with a few twists
characterized by many twists and turns
6. Theme
ideas presented in the story
Controlling Idea
Related Idea
Separate Issues
major theme of the work
sub themes that contribute to the development of the main idea
ideas not directly related to the main idea or sub themes but contribute to the story
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