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Elements of Literature

The Elements of a Story

Kenny Taylor

on 9 September 2012

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Transcript of Elements of Literature

Elements of
Literature Theme Plot Line Setting The elements of a story Conflict This is what REALLY
drives the story. Stories have five plot line points: Where the story takes place All stories are part of the biggest story...
the story of LIFE.

This might or might not be
a MORAL -> a lesson to learn Introduction/
Exposition Rising
Action Climax Resolution Falling
Action Can make up 85
percent of the story Shows the Reader:
Intro to Conflict Point of View This is all about who the NARRATOR is CharacterS Protagonist -vs- Antagonist -vs- Supporting Round -vs- Flat Static -vs- Dynamic Person v. Self Person v. Society/Group Person v. Nature Person v. Person Person v. Supernatural Person v. Destiny/Fate Internal External When the story takes place the ones who act out the plot The theme is what the story shows about life
[ in life people sometimes... ]
[ in life sometimes... ] Trustworthy?
Unreliable? 1st 3rd 2nd Person Objective


Omniscient Turing point for
the main conflict
Most exciting Things cool down
conflict gets resolved loose ends are tied up
questions are answered
lessons are learned Any background information Mood/Tone Think of a person giving a speech Their TONE is the way they speak TONE is the way an narrator seems to feel about the story TONE MOOD The audience feels a MOOD MOOD is the way that a typical reader would feel about the story Irony The opposite of what you expect Dramatic Verbal Situational Saying the opposite of what is meant Opposite of what is expected happens Knowing something a character doesn't
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