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Literature Definitions Essay

  • Submitted by: mayaksibi
  • on June 2, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 396 words

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Below is an essay on "Literature Definitions" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

1_novel A fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism. 2_Short story A fictitious prose narrative , shorter and less elaborate than a novel, but fully developed in terms of theme. 3_Setting:consists of time , when the story happened,and place where the events took place 4-characters= are the individuals WHOM the story is about

Flat=Stock= static Characters Flat characters are minor characters in a work of fiction who do not undergo change or growth in the course of a story. the fact that a character doesn't change. (characters : clown, cowboy, maid, driver) => opposite: Dynamic Characters The opposite of static characters, dynamic characters will undergo some kind of change in the course of the story.

Round Characters; Readers witness the change of these characters by themselves
throughout the story 5_CHARACTERIZATION: it is the approach adopted by the author in describing the characters. There are two techniques of characterization: the showing and the telling technique a)- the telling technique: the writer tells all about the characters, from within and without(physically and emotionally), through description, analysis, and commentaries b)- the showing technique: In this technique, the narrator is not involved directly, but he let the characters reveal themselves, through dialogues and actions Setting:consists of time , when the story happened,and place where the events took place 6-story: the chronological set of events 7_plot : the development/ progression of the events

There are 5 elements IN the plot (Freytag's Pyramid) : exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

8_he Theme; the story's central ideas, which are stated directly or indirectly 9_The tone: it is the attitude adopted by the character/speaker. We recognize the tone through the vocabulary, register and the content of the story (nostalgic, happy, sad..) *the atmosphere= the mood which dominates...

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