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Formula Fiction

Escapist literature that offer reprieve from everyday experience through excitement, violence, or passion.

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Dynamic Character

Character in fiction who undergoes some kind of change because of action of the plot

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Static Character

Character in work of fiction who does not change

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Flat Character

Character in work of fiction who embodies one or two qualities

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Round Character

Character in work of fiction who is psychologically complex with competing ideas, values, and possibilities

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Stock Character

Type of flat character who is easily recognized by type

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Diction

Refers to writer's choice of words

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Editorial omniscience

Omniscient narrator intrudes into narration to evaluate character's actions and thoughts

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Neutral Omniscience

Narration that allows characters' actions and thoughts to speak for themselves

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Limited Omniscience

Narration restricted to single perspective of major or minor character