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Literary Devices and Techniques

 

Fiction: a narrative that springs from the imagination of a writer.

 

Novels: a fiction prose narrative of considerable length.


Short Stories: a brief work of fiction that can be read at one sitting.

 

Character: The people that play the parts in a story.

 

Plot: The main point of the story.

 

Setting: The place that the story takes place.

 

Theme: an important idea or message conveyed by a work of fiction

Main Characters: the most important character of the story.

 

Minor Character: less prominent characters

 

Exposition: the groundwork from the plot and provides the reader with the essential

 

 Rising Action: Rising of complications through the stories process.

 

Climax: the turning point of the action.

 

Falling Action: events that occur after the climax

 

Denouement: triangles of the plot are untied and mysteries are solved.

 

Dynamic Characters: main characters that go under change through out the story

 

Static Characters: Main characters that remain the same through the whole story.