Unit 1: Short Fiction I

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Chronological plot structure

________ is a storytelling technique where events are presented in the order they occur in time.

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First person point of view

is a narrative perspective where the story is told from the perspective of "I" or "we".

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Omniscent Point of View

also known as the "god-like" perspective, is a narrative technique where the narrator has complete knowledge and awareness of all characters' thoughts, feelings, actions and motivations.

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Reading text

literally means interpreting the words exactly as they are written, without adding any additional meaning or interpretation.

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Literary analysis

is the practice of examining a literary work, such as a novel, poem or play, and breaking it down into its various components to better understand how they contribute to the whole.

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Reading text figuratively

involves looking beyond the literal meaning of words and trying to understand what else might be implied by them.

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Episodic plot structure

is a literary technique that involves dividing a story into smaller sections or episodes, each with its own mini-plot.

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Cultural references

can also play a role in identifying setting.

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Social norms and customs

play an important role in identifying a setting.

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Textual evidence

________ is information from a written work that supports or proves a point being made.

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Subplot

________ is a secondary plot that runs parallel to the main plot in a story.

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Adventure

________ refers to an exciting or unusual experience that involves taking risks and exploring the unknown.

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Tragedy

________ typically involves the main character facing a series of conflicts and obstacles that challenge their beliefs and values.

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Romance

________ is a complex human emotion that involves intense feelings of affection and attachment towards another person.

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linear plot structure

A(n) ________ is a type of storytelling in which events unfold in chronological order, with a beginning, middle, and end.

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Cyclical plot structure

________ is a narrative technique in which the story ends where it began, creating a sense of circularity or repetition.

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Fantasy

________ in dramatic situations can be a powerful tool for creating tension and suspense in storytelling.

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Good physical description

________ is an important part of world- building in fiction writing and can also be used effectively in non- fiction writing such as travelogues or memoirs to bring places to life for readers who have not experienced them firsthand.

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Mysteries

________ are a classic element of dramatic situations, as they provide suspense and intrigue that keep the audience engaged.

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Perspective

________ is an individual's interpretation of their own experiences and how they view the world.

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Technology

________ refers to the tools or machines that are used to accomplish tasks.

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Demographics

________ refer to the characteristics of the population in that particular area.

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Dialogue

________: What a character says can also provide clues to their personality traits such as their values, beliefs, intelligence level and emotional state.

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Second person point of view

________ is a writing perspective in which the narrator addresses the reader directly as "you ..

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speaker

A "________ "is the voice that communicates with the reader or audience.

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Social norms

________ and customs play an important role in identifying a setting.

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narrator

A(n) ________ is a person or character who tells the story, either in writing or verbally.

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non chronological plot structure

A(n) ________ refers to a storytelling technique where events are presented out of sequence, often through the use of flashbacks or other narrative devices.

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Third person point of view

________ is a narrative perspective in which the story is told by an external narrator who refers to characters and events using third- person pronouns such as "he, ""she, "or "they ..

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Physical Appearance

________: The description of the character's physical appearance can give us insights into their personality, background, and social status.

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Technology and transportation

can provide important clues about the time period and location in which a story is set.

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textual evidence

Using ________ is an important part of forming arguments in academic writing and helps build credibility by showing that your ideas are based on factual information from reliable sources.

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Demographics

________ can also influence how people interact with each other and their environment which may impact how you as an author build out characters or plotlines within your story's setting.

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Dialogue

What a character says can also provide clues to their personality traits such as their values, beliefs, intelligence level and emotional state

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Actions/Motivations

Actions taken by the characters often help readers understand what drives them to act certain ways (motivations)

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Physical Descriptions

refers to the use of descriptive language to provide details about a setting or location.

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Comedy

is the use of humor to lighten the mood or provide relief during an intense or serious moment.

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Claim

typically refers to the central argument or thesis statement that a writer makes about a particular piece of literature.

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