Prose Fiction Exam #2

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Narrator told in their point of view
Who is the most important speaker in prose fiction and why?
Point of view
Relationship between narrator and the story
first person major
first person minor
third person observer
third person omniscient
4 general types of narrators
Flat and static
round and dynamic
2 Types of characters
Flat and static
consistent always the same
Round and dynamic
multidimensional always changing
Causal plot structure
Logical, implied, ‘because’ between events. Often chronological; not always.
Contingent Plot Structure
Random and haphazard plot structure
Present and past
2 factors for the when and where of prose
Story Time
The time it took in the past for the events to occur in a story or novel.
Discourse time
The time it takes for the narrator to verbalize the events of a story.
Internal Modal Analysis
Performer to Audience
Lyric prose
speaker to self : inner closed
Dramatic prose
speaker to speaker : closed
Epic Prose
speaker to audience : open
Language and syntax
2 things to look at to decide in the text is given to character or narrator
Direct discourse
recorded speech of character in quotation marks
Indirect discourse
recorded speech of character outside of quotation markes
By narrator
By character
2 ways to perform taglines
Character placement
placing speaker according to who is speaking.
Offstage focus
interpreter projecets out front
Universality
Individuality
Suggestive
3 qualities of good literature
Realignment
Replaying
Reintegrate
3 stages of cooling through
Aesthetic distance
Physical distance between performer and audience and psychological distance between performer and text.
Somatic thinking
body thinking and knowing
Intertextuality
utilizing past texts to help better understand current texts
Realignment
the body
the selves
removal of costume (figurative and literal)
Replaying
Reconstruct
Reevaluation
Reintegrate
Process of going back to life as you know it.
Universality
piece speaks to many different people across different ages, sex, race etc.
Individuality
Uniqueness of literature
Suggestive
Asks the reader to fill-in the blanks
Withstands multiple readings
Tone Style
Mood
Direct and indirect discourse
Taglines
How is the story told?
Tone
author’s attitude toward the work.
Style
narrator’s manner of telling the story.
Mood
the atmosphere the narrator creates when telling the story.
Scene
discourse time equal story time
Summary
discourse time is less than story time
Description
discourse time is greater than story time
Categories: Prose