Introduction to Literature: Fiction Unit
Introduction to Literature: Fiction Unit Lit 110L
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Date Created: 10/04/16
Fiction Unit Fiction: reading, Responding, and Writing p.1216 o Stories or narratives about imaginary persons or events o Version of events told from a particular perspective or many perspectives o Most readers know to pay attention to trivial details and aask questions about certain matters within the piece o Telling Stories: interpretation Everyone has a unique story Many stories vary based upon interpretation Different versions after meaning Who reads and interprets the story also varies the meaning o Reading and Responding to Fiction Narrator addresses a listener or reader Read attentively Prose works with the sounds as well as meanings of the words Story and Narrative p. 3033 o A story is a short account of an incident or series of incidents, whether actual or invented o Narrative may be any length from a sentence to a series of novels o Story is short o Oral Narrative and tales Creation of a whle community or communities More fluid than the printed stories o Fiction and Nonfiction Fiction is prose narrative about imaginary people and events Genres include Novel 40000 words Novella 1700040000 words Short story 100020000 words Short, short story 1000 words or less Nonfiction is factual prose narrative Understanding the Text p. 5766 o Plot What happens How does it happen Theme the common message o Plot v. Action, sequence, and subplot Events recounted is the plot In medias res in the middle of things Foreshadowing clues or hints about the future Subplot a plot that receives less time and attention than another o Pace Duration of a particular episode o Conflicts Some sort of struggle May be external or internal o Five parts of plot Exposition Introduces characters, situations, time, and place Rising Action The destabilizing event Climax/Turning Point Greatest emotion/ intensity Falling Action Release of emotional intensity Conclusion New or somewhat stable situation o Plot types Tragedy Downward movement with a sad ending Comedy Upward, happy movement
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