Flashcards in Elements Of A Fiction Book Deck (26)
What means the time and place in which a story takes place?
What means the atmosphere or feeling of a literary work. The setting can contribute to establishing the mood of a story?
What means the individuals whose thoughts and actions make up a story. The actions of the character make up the events of the story?
What means the central, focal figure in a work of fiction?
What means a character or force that works against the protagonist, creating obstacles. A story can have more than one antagonist?
What means the characters that are fully developed with both positive qualities and flaws. Most protagonist are round characters?
What means characters that undergo change over the course of a story as a result of there experience. Most protagonist are dynamic?
What means characters that do not undergo any changes from the story's interception to its conclusion?
What means characters that as stereotypical and one dimensional. They are simple with limited personality traits?
What means the methods used by an author to develop a character?
What means the arrangement, or sequence of events within a story?
What means an obstacle, struggle, or controversy that the protagonist must resolve to overcome?
What means a conflict in which the protagonist has a problem with another character?
Character vs. character
What means a conflict in which the protagonist must struggle against a harsh environment or natural disaster?
Character vs. nature
What means a conflict in which the protagonist faces a problem with a part of the whole society?
Character vs. society
What means a conflict in which the protagonist is at odds with an internal problem such as fear or shyness or guilt?
Character vs. self
What means a conflict in which the protagonist struggles with a force that seems beyond the characters control?
Character vs. fate
What means a second story within the main plot of the story?
What means when characters are introduced and background info is provided to better understand the story?
What means the use of clues early in the story to give hints about events that will happen later?
What means a series of events and conflict involving the story's characters that leads to the climax?
What means the turning point of a story. It is when the conflict is most intense?
What means the action that follows the climax and leads to the resolution?
What means the conclusion of the story?
What means an unexpected twist in the resolution of a story. The story concludes in a way that is opposite from what the reader may expect?