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Introduction to Literature: Fiction Unit

by: Meaghan Raw

Introduction to Literature: Fiction Unit Lit 110L

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These notes cover what was discussed in class and from the book. Happy Studying!
Intro to Lit
Brady Harrison
Introduction, Literature, Fiction, plot, narrative
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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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