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4: About Fiction - Short Stories and the Novel

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    40407
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    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter, students should be able to:

    • explain the difference between fiction and non-fiction, short stories and novels.
    • describe the key elements of fiction.
    • discuss the meanings of “tone,” “diction,” and “syntax."
    • identify the major elements of a plot.
    • identify character, setting, and theme.
    • differentiate between internal and external conflict.


    4: About Fiction - Short Stories and the Novel is shared under a CC BY-NC license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Heather Ringo & Athena Kashyap.

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