Fiction Essay Vocab List

A list of possible fiction essay vocab terms. Remember, you’re tasked with using at least two of these twice each in order to fulfill the expectation. In using your chosen term, you just have to include it within your language, no need to define the term (but that is okay as well).

Plot
Plot arc
Narrator
Exposition (expositional dialogue; expositional content)
Conflict
Crisis
Resolution
Flashback
In media res
Foreshadowing
Character
Character Motivation
Exposition
Foil
Internal conflict
External conflict
Protagonist
Antagonist
Main character
Round character / Dynamic character
Flat character / Static character
Setting
Geographic setting
Historical setting
Physical setting
Symbolism (symbol; symbolic)
Parallel (parallel meaning; parallel conflict)
Narrative point of view
Point of View
First-person POV
Third-person POV
Third-person general
Third-person limited
Third-person omniscient

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