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  • Fiction or Non-Fiction

    Deja Craft Period 11 Fiction or Nonfiction? Walt Disney once said‚ “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” Is this true? Can an individual learn better from reading a fictional story more than reading a nonfictional story? Can an individual learn better from reading a nonfictional story more than a fictional story? This is a hot topic for educators heading toward the common core. David Coleman‚ the principal of the

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  • Fiction

    Elements of Fiction 1. Settings * Place and time where the story takes place * It sets the mood of the story 2. Characters * Elements that move in the story *Classifications of Characters* * Protagonist – good guys * Antagonist – bad guys * Round – complex‚ many sided * Flat – one to two traits only * Static – sake sort of person from the beginning till the end * Dynamic/developing – undergoes permanent change * Major – main roles * Minor – supporting

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  • Comparing Fiction and Non Fiction

    Marlo Wilson Business Literature January 15‚2007 Lynn Nelson Comparing Narrative in Fiction and Non-Fiction Paper Comparing Narrative in Fiction and Non-Fiction Paper 1 " My Lack of Gumption" a non fiction story by Russell Baker and "Forty-Five Month a fiction story by R. K. Narayan were two very interesting readings. It was quite amazing to see how two authors with totally

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  • Fiction

    Do the monster’s eloquence and persuasiveness make it easier for the reader to sympathize with him? Why do you think most film versions of the story present the monster as mute or inarticulate? I do sympathize with the "monster" and feel the movies of course make him mute or inarticulate to make it more sensational. I prefer the book to the movies. 3. Trace the similarities between Victor and the monster. Consider their respective relationships with nature‚ desires for family‚ and any other

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  • Non-fiction

    Non-fiction is one of the two main divisions in writing‚ the other form being fiction. Non-fiction is a story based on real facts and information . Non-fiction is a narrative‚ account‚ or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are believed by the author to be factual. These assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate‚ and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question‚ however‚ it is generally assumed that authors of such accounts believe them

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  • The Elements of Fiction

    The Elements of Fiction   Plot‚ Setting‚ Character‚ Conflict‚ Symbol‚ and Point of View are the main elements which fiction writers use to develop a story and its Theme. Because literature is an art and not a science‚ it is impossible to specifically quantify any of these elements within any story or to guarantee that each will be present in any given story. Setting might be the most important element in one and almost nonexistent in another. Just as a Crime Scene Investigator cannot approach a

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  • Elements of Fictions

    Elements of Fiction Theme “The subject of discourse; the underlying action or movement; or the general topic‚ of which the particular story is an illustration.” Shipley “When literary critics use this term‚ they generally mean the idea or point of the work. Though many writers like to think of themselves primarily as storytellers‚ yarn spinners‚ and fabulists‚ themes and ideas are inevitable. Every work raises questions‚ examines possibilities‚ and imagines the consequences of actions. You

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  • Elements of Fiction

    Elements of Fiction‚ pg. 358-364 There are specific elements that you can look for in a work of fiction‚ and for this class specifically‚ the short story. In order to determine if something is a complete story‚ you look for the following elements. These are also listed on the Fiction Terms sheet as the specific definitions that you will see on the exam. Plot: Plot is simply what happens in the story. Traditional plots have a beginning‚ rising action‚ a climax‚ falling action‚ and an end. Many stories

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  • Fiction and Story

    Genre: Descriptive * The Monkey’s Paw was a descriptive story because throughout the whole story they were describing the paw and throughout the Afterlife you will see Pamela describing her feelings on what happen to her brother Herbert. * Fiction Genre: Mystery * I picked mystery for the Monkey’s Paw because in the end of the story I wasn’t clear on what happen and in the afterlife things happened that no one knows but me. * Literary Device: Conflict * I picked conflict as my literary

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  • fiction essay

    Fictional writing is any type of writing that is not factual. Fictional writing most often takes the form of a story meant to convey an authors point in view or simply to entertain. The outcome of this may be a short story‚ novel‚ or drama. Fiction has different types of characteristics that make up the fictional writing‚ like character‚ plot‚ and setting. These characteristics are what make the imagery of fictional writing so astonishing and magical. Character is a figure in the story that can

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