Literary Works
Types of Fiction
Elements of Fiction
Specific Fiction Elements
Who is telling the story?
100

A brief prose narrative that usually presents one plot and two main characters and one important setting

Short Story

100

Main character usually takes on a detective role and tries to uncover slues to some baffling event

Mystery

100

Contains exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution

Plot

100

The most important character in the story

Protagonist 

100
The story is told by someone participating in or witnessing the action

First person

200

Long work of prose fiction that has several plots, many major and minor characters and numerous settings

Novel

200

Ghosts, monsters and other dangerous characters may lurk within these stories

Horror

200

Individuals who take part in the action of the story

Characters

200

In conflict with the protagonist

Antagonist 

200

The  narrator usually stands outside and the action is observed and words used are he, she, it and they

Third person

300

Includes subgenres such as mystery, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and westerns and are written by popular authors

Popular Fiction

300

Outer Space is usually the setting and always has advanced technology as a strong element 

Sci-Fi

300

Time and place and environment in which events take place

Setting 

300

Geographic locations, specific sites, time period, cultural, social, or economic conditions

Setting again!

300

The thoughts of all characters are revealed 

Third person omniscient 

400

Does not fit into the normal mold of fiction and is usually written by lesser known authors, but also includes popular authors as well!

Literary Fiction

400

The setting is important here(not North, South, or East) and the main character is usually fighting for survival or against the wilderness or evildoers

Westerns

400

Vantage point from which the story is told

Point of View

400

Play significant roles in the action

Major characters 

400

The thoughts of only the narrator or a single character are revealed

Third person limited 

500

What type of fiction is Ray Bradbury most famous for?

Sci-fi and fantasy

500

Relies on magic and magical beings

Fantasy

500

The central idea about life that is revealed through a literary work

Theme

500

Play lesser roles in the action

minor characters 

500

The reader is part of the action, the narrator describes the reader's actions, thoughts, and background using "you"

Second person point of view

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