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Plot and Story Elements

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Ashley Butterworth

on 15 August 2016

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Transcript of Plot and Story Elements

Plot & Story Elements
Story Elements
plot structure
Plot - the
sequence
of events that make up a story

Symbol - person, place, or object with layers of
meaning
in a story
Writer introduces characters &
setting
, and
provides background
info
; ends with the inciting incident

The event or decision that ignites the story's
conflict
The story builds,
conflicts
are developed.
Typically, the majority of the story's action takes place within this period.
The story’s
turning
point; the peak of the action and
suspense
The conflict begins to
unravel
as a result of the climax

The
conflict
is resolved. Author answers any remaining questions, and gives time to think about the
theme
(Dénouement)
Conflict - the struggle between
opposing
forces within the story
Internal - happening "
within
" the character
External - happens "
outside
" in the character's world
PoV-
voice
of the narrator (speaker)
Protagonist - main
character
of the story; not necessarily a
hero
Antagonist - person or
force
acting
against
(opposing) the protagonist
Tone - author's written
attitude
toward a subject or even the audience
Theme - main
idea
or underlying
meaning
of a literary work; may be stated directly or indirectly
Mood - "Climate" of
feeling
; evokes emotions in the reader using
imagery
Setting -
where
and
when
the story takes place; includes place, time period, season, time of day, climate, etc.
1st person - "I," "me"
3rd person limited - narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
3rd person omniscient - narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story
Audience - the
person
or
group
for which a text (book, play, movie, etc.) is intended
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