Answered By: James Whitmer
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2020     Views: 14

A setting is the time and place in which a story occurs. In many pieces of literature, time and place are real and involve the world we live in, but that is not always true -- both can be completely fictional or a mixture of truth and fantasy. Also, through the story's progression, time and/or place can even change drastically or frequently. Finally, in some cases, the author might not reveal the setting to the reader directly, so it must be inferred from descriptions, actions, dialog, and other elements of literary fiction.

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