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Prose Fiction

Explain how the setting of a novel might be significant in relation to themes, characters or atmosphere

Can be used to represent themes or characters. It can also be used to create mood or atmosphere for example suspense or sadness.

Explain the difference between a first-person narrator and a third-person narrator

A first-person narrator gives a personal account (I) and a third-person narrator tell someone else's story (he/she/it/they)

List the main ways of presenting a character in a novel

Appearance, imagery/symbolism, speech/thought, action

Comment on the effects achieved by different types of sentence in fiction

Can create a reflect the tone/purpose of a text as well as signalling a change in this

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Prose Fiction

List the main functions of dialogue in fiction

To reveal character, to develop relationships, to illustrate and develop a theme, to move the plot forward, to gain a specific response from the reader

Recognise the main forms of thought and dialogue in fiction

Direct Speech/Thought - Tells the reader exactly what was said or thought

Indirect Speech/Thought - The narrator reports what was said or thought

Free DIrect/Indirect Speech - As above but without comment from the narrator or explanation of who said what

Recognise how levels of formality can occur in fiction

Through the use of differing levels of formality ie sophistication of lexis, amount of syllables, sophistication of grammatical structure, the reader can draw conclusions from what they are presented with

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