Elements of Fiction & Non-fiction by Zcc38aCl


									Elements of Fiction
   & Non-fiction
What is Fiction?
  Fiction works include made-up characters, and
   a made-up series of events, called the plot.
  Fictional writing is told (narrated) by a speaker
   called the narrator.
  Fiction is told from a certain perspective, or
   point of view.
     First-person point of view is the perspective of a
      character in the story.
     Third-person point of view is the perspective of a
      narrator outside the story.
  Works of fiction often include a theme, or
   message, about life.
Types of Fiction
  Novels- long works of fiction.
    Elements included- characters, plot, conflict,
     and setting.
    In addition to the main plot a novel may
     contain one or more subplots, or
     independent related stories.
  Novellas- shorter than novels but longer
   than short stories
  Short Stories- brief works of fiction.
    Same elements as novels and novellas but
     tend to focus on one main plot with a single
Elements of Nonfiction
  Nonfiction deals only with real people,
   events, or ideas.
  Narrated from the point of view, or
   perspective, of the author, who is a real
  Nonfiction presents facts or discusses
  It may reflect the historical context of the
   time period, including references to major
   social and cultural information.
Types of Nonfiction
  Biographies- tell the story of someone’s life from the
   perspective of another writer
  Autobiographies- tell the story of the author’s life and
   reflect the writer’s thoughts and feelings about events.
  Letters- are written forms of communication from one
   person to another.
  Journals & Diaries- records of daily events and writer’s
   thoughts & feelings about them. Can be private or
  Essays & articles- brief written works about a specific
   topic. Purpose might be to explain, persuade, or
  Informational Texts- written documents such as
   textbooks, applications, instructions, and articles.

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