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The "Rumble Fish" novel, by author S.E. Hinton, takes place in the late 1960s or early 1970s, during the Vietnam War. The setting is in Southern California. More »

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A book's setting is the place, time and backdrop of the story. Many stories have a central setting, such as a city, town or farm, but others may have unorthodox settings, such as ship at sea or a made-up world. More »

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A story's setting is comprised of the time, place, culture and environment that serve as the background. In some cases, the setting also serves as an important aspect of a story's plot. More »

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A setting includes both the time and place of a story, such as a house in the morning or a city in 1900. Each story may have multiple settings as the plot unfolds. Setting is not always immediately apparent in a story. More »

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Quinnipeague Island in Maine is a fictional island, created by Barbara Delinsky as a setting for her novel "Sweet Salt Air," which is the only book set on the island. The book tells a story about friendship and secrets b... More »

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Instead of using the word chapters, which divides a piece of writing in a book, Charles Dickens used staves to signify that the novel was a carol in prose form. In music, a stave or staff is the series of horizontal line... More »

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A literary text is a piece of written material, such as a book or poem, that has the purpose of telling a story or entertaining, as in a fictional novel. Its primary function as a text is usually aesthetic, but it may al... More »

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